Micha Shagrir Film Collection

Art in Israel 3: Tower of David 1921-1927

27 Minutes, 1981

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Directed by: Amnon Rubinstein
Production:Igal Efrati, David Schitz
Production Company:Israel Film Service, Kastel Communications Ltd.
Photographer: Yoram Barkai, Yossi Wein
Language: Hebrew
Subtitles: English, Hebrew

A documentary produced by the Israeli Film Service as part of a series of films on the history of art in IsraelIn the 1920s, a transformation took place in the artistic approach in Israel, when the Tower of David in Jerusalem served as the artistic center The film focuses on the transition in painting, writing, and theater during these years, from the conservative approach led by Boris Schatz, the principal of a school in Bezalel, to the modernist approach brought by young immigrant artists from European countries, with the establishment of artist organizations such as the HaTomer cooperative and the Jewish Artists Association, which contributed greatly to revitalizing art and culture in Israel and establishing Tel Aviv as a center for art and culture In the film, the artists Yosef Zaritsky and Ziona Tager and the critic Yitzhak Katz describe the life of the artists in the period.

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