Issachar Ber Ryback, The Matchmaker

This work of Ber Ryback resembles works by Chaim Soutine. I love everything here: the colors, the fluid energy and wavy textures, and the marvelous caricatured expressions on the faces. It was very common in the Jewish world then for a matchmaker to help make marriages. This picture brilliantly depicts the conversation between the matchmaker (shadchanit) and the old man.

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About kinneret

Hello, and welcome. I'm writing this blog under an alias. Why an alias? I started to write what may be described as an "American Gothic" novel (sort of Henry James/ Franz Kafka with violence) with some autobiographical details. ..when I started this blog I just decided to use the alias. This blog is about art and art history, but my interests also include literature, film analysis, psychology, forensic psychology, faerie tale analysis, cognitive therapy, cognitive linguistics, classical theater, World War II, and Russian and British history. My favorite writers include Kafka, the Brontes, and Philip K Dick. Thank you for reading this blog and I will happily reply to any comments.
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