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New Barbizon, a group of five female artists, paints modern Israeli life ‘in situ’.

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April 17, 2014 13:38
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From left, Anna Lukashevsky, Natalia Zourabova, Zoya Cherkassky, Olga Kundina, Asya Lukin.. (photo credit: COURTESY NEW BARBIZON)

 
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It could be a scene straight out of French cultural life in the 19th century. Artists pack a satchel, gather some paints, brushes and a canvas or two, and travel around the country seeking inspiration from the Mediterranean climate and its landscape.

It’s a romantic notion, but in the case of five Israeli artists, known collectively as “New Barbizon,” it’s not far from the truth.

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