The Israel Film Service Collection

Portrait of an Artist: Yehezkel Streichman

28 Minutes, 1988
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Directed by: Yachin Hirsh
Production:Shmuel Altman
Production Company:Israeli Film Service
Photographer: Yachin Hirsh
Original Music: Zvi Avni
Subtitles: English, Hebrew

This film, produced by the Israeli Film Service, presents the art of prominent painter Yehezkel Streichman using three categories. The first is landscape painting. Streichman paints the views seen out of the window of his studio in Tel Aviv, and includes the window bars in the work. He goes out to paint in Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Park and discusses the use of aquarelle, a medium that will feature in his upcoming exhibition at the Tel Aviv art museum. The second category are painting of his wife Tzila, and the third: pure abstarcts. Streichman’s biography, his world, his favorite techniques and his views of painting are all woven into the documentary’s thrity minutes.

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