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Middle Eastern Market

Updated: Sep 13, 2021

Artist's Statement:

I composed this still life from items purchased in the shuk (open-aired market) in Jerusalem. The influence of Sephardic Judaism and culture is strong in these items. Many similar influences appear in Arab cultures; "Sephardic" refers to Jews who migrated to then welcoming Arab countries when the Romans finally crushed a Jewish rebellion and expelled all Jews from Judea.

Oil on Canvas

24 x 19 in

My novels are set in a global space and pace. However, I have never visited most of the places.... I access ... global locations with my feet planted in front of my computer.

I will use my internet connection to carefully enter the streets of a foreign city and find out how long it will take my main character to get from the airport to the city center –

and if there are any shortcuts on the way. I wanted to do something new. The world is becoming a global village and we have to understand these different cultures.

There is a Danish culture, an Israeli culture and so on. So if you want to go to Denmark, then read the book.

Enock Maregesi Tanzanian author

"In the tiny shops of quiet streets, there is a huge world: if there is sincerity, sweetness and naturalness in a place, then there is a huge world there!" Mehmet Murat Ildan contemporary Turkish playwright, novelist La rue est une musée pour tous! [The street is a museum for everyone!] Hergé, penname of Georges Prosper Remi Belgian cartoonist best known for creating The Adventures of Tintin

Art as an Oasis™

Art as an Oasis is a series of occasional postings from the art of Carrie Kleinberger

providing a temporary respite from both mundane and monumental cares

complimented by words of wisdom from a diversity of others.

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