Brunching with Zeus in these tumultuous times

"It is an exhibition in the heart of a land that has many, many troubles – and it makes us wonder about this utopia and where we are living now."

By SARAH LEVY
January 7, 2016 10:02
3 minute read.
Boris Leifer

Art by Boris Leifer. (photo credit: AZI AMSALEM)

 
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In a city like Tel Aviv, with its constant barrage of galleries and art exhibitions, it is not unusual to overlook some of the dozens of shows going on at any given time. With exhibitions of abstract paintings, sculptures and mixed-media concoctions by young, up-and-coming Israeli artists on the southern side of town being the trend du jour, seeing the works of seasoned Russian-born painter and artist Boris Leifer at the Office Gallery in the city center might be a welcome change in the current lineup of art for the people.

“Zeus’s Brunch” was inspired by classic painting techniques prevalent in the Italian Renaissance and Baroque art movements of the 16th and 17th centuries, as well as by classical Dutch Renaissance painters.

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