European Art in the Sixteenth through Nineteenth Centuries
The galleries dedicated to European art in the sixteenth through nineteenth centuries at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art have now been reopened to the public, following the renovation of their exhibition spaces. The collection, which comprises mainly oil paintings, focuses on three areas: Italian art from the sixteenth through eighteenth centuries; sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Flemish and Dutch art; and Jewish art of the Enlightenment period of the nineteenth century.
The audience is invited to re-encounter the masterpieces on display in the galleries—including Portrait of Madame de Vicq by Peter Paul Rubens (1625); Allegory of the Four Elements (ca. 1630) by Jan Brueghel the Younger and Hendrick van Balen, and many other impressive works. The permanent exhibition encompasses several distinct genres—portraits, landscapes, paintings on biblical themes (Hebrew Bible), and mythology—and includes a special display of works by Maurycy Gottlieb, including the renowned painting Jews Praying in the Synagogue on Yom Kippur (1878).