The Israel Film Service Collection

Art in Israel 2: Bezalel 1906-1926

24 Minutes, 1979
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Directed by: Yachin Hirsh, David Perlov
Production:Igal Efrati, David Schitz
Production Company:Israeli Film Service
Photographer: Yachin Hirsh
Original Music: Yaron Shavit
Language: Hebrew
Subtitles: English, Hebrew

An episode from a series produced by the Israeli Film Service, about the history of Israeli art.
The episode focuses on the establishment of the Bezalel school for Arts and Crafts, its founder Boris Schatz and the characteristics of the art created at the school in its early days.
The episode consists of photographs and archive films, interviews with curator and art researcher Yona Fischer and artist and former Bezalel student Avigdor Steimatzky, and works of art created at the school. The film underlines the close connection between the establishment of the school and Zionism and characterizes the style of art created by the school as Applied and decorative art, combining its style between East and West and the past and present.

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