“Drawing a model is always a challenge for me, refreshes the senses and inspires me. It means capturing the mood of the model, and in the same breath it’s an expression of the artist’s personality and mood.” Opening of Exhibition, Artists House, Tel Aviv. Sep. 2021.
Life drawing – Miss D.
“Miss D. and Cat” –Silkscreen – 6 colors
“Miss D. and Cat, Positive Thoughts” –Silkscreen – 7 colors
Thoughts on 15.10.2023: Sending positive thoughts through my work. Courage, strength and hope. 🙏 View: The Vally of Israel, at the lower Galilee.
Work in Progress – “Good Morning Miss D.”
“Good Morning Miss D.” – Silkscreen – 7 colors
Thoughts on 3.11.2023: I created this work to bring up happiness, strength and hope. 🙏 View: The Vally of Israel, at the lower Galilee.
Over the course of hundreds of years, the Western Wall has been documented in painting, engraving and photography. Then women and men were praying side by side, without a partition. !!
Walling Wall – Etchings by Nurit Manor
“Between the Walls, Between the Times” – a project about the monologue that takes place now, on the invisible and visiblewalls between women and men in Israel. And about the “Western Wall” – the empowering symbol, which has both public and private importance, where there is NOW a “partition” between women and men praying areas. This is a controversial issue – as it touches political and religious extremes in Israel.
The separation between men and women, that exists in many places in Israel, brought an historical change to the Western Wall – on Nov. 1967, after the six-day war, and a “Partition” was created. [“Mechitza”]
A partition between men and women, which was never there before at the Western Wall – a place of prayer and tolerance.
Hidden in this are ideas and struggling for rights and equality.
The Western Wall is documented in paintings, drawings, engravings and photographs from 1839 until today.
I created several works of art, to raise the issue of the right to pray without a partition, where women and men have prayed together at “Ha’Kotel” [Western Wall] for hundreds of years. That’s based on historical works of art, andphotographs, created before 1967.
Walling Wall – Silkscreen by Nurit Manor
In raising the issue for the right to pray without a partition, women became the center of attention in this Project.
This silkscreen is dedicated with love, thanks and support – to the Reservists that walked with flags during the long months of demonstrations. [January – Oct. 2023]
The Reservists – Silkscreen Print – 5 colors
The Reservists are ordinary people, humble, natural leaders that stand for the good of the nation and its people. I have great respect for them.
I painted the painting above, during April 2023, embracing the lonely position of the reservist, most of them family men, professionals, that stood firm week by week, for months, at the stormy country of Israel.
Midnight marks the ending of one day and the beginning of a new onewith all it’s mystery
London at night is different from London during the day, it’s magical, mysterious and dreamlike.
Midnight and after, are intimate moments combining expectations, dreams and emotions.
I am looking at both paintings with joy, excitement and curiosity, as I discover new subtleties in these crystal poetical private moments.
It’s hot summer nights at June-July-August 2022
I am in a delicate mood tonight. midnight. Listening to the night sounds, to the squeal of nature and to the celestial peaceful movements. After midnight the sky sparks and its waves move faster. Plants are waking up showing their beauty. A neighbor showed up. She intrigues me. I breathe the sweet sounds of the night.
My work is eclectic, personal and bold, ranging from observations of still life and nudes to political commentary.
In these paintings I am opening the inward and outward feelings and experiences of the individual – He, She, are my main concern.
In my neighborhood after midnight the houses whisper soft dreamy bedtime stories, the trees embrace their birds, the celestial paths are clear on their way to the stars – all of these balance my existence.
The sky in my neighborhood speaks. It gives me all the answers.
My small cactuses are my shield; they breathe like pets, whispering like a mistress.
I was waiting after midnight for the beautiful neighbor to show up, but the silence embraced me, and a cat appeared.
These were the hot summer nights at June-July-August 2022, London