A few weeks ago we ventured, as it is costumed to do in Thursday afternoons, in Tel Aviv. Instead of aimless wander through the eclectic city, we embarked in a quiet time travel between the white walls of the Israel Museum of Modern Art.

 

The collection there is quite impressive and includes a large range of art periods. From Impressionism and Post-Impressionism in the second half of the 19th century, to the avant-garde tendencies of the first decades of the 20th century: Fauvism, Cubism, German Expressionism, different forms of expressive and geometric abstraction, and Surrealism. Kandinsky, Chagall, van Gog, Pollock, Miró, Picasso, all the most well-known European artists are there. Admirably, it is also the point of the museum to expose and impulse new Israeli artists that have much to communicate to a world that misunderstands Israel so vastly.

 

The collection is not limited to paintings, and if you get lost for long enough in the building you can discover artists of less plebiscite mediums, such as architecture, design or photography. Combining all of this, it may be the best Art museum in all Israel, a place where you lose time tirelessly, trying to grasp all that surrounded the artist at the time he created his piece.

Written by Aina de Lapparent

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