Mordechai Ardon - The Creation Series: Zayin Het Tet (Limited Edition Hand Signed Mourlot Lithograph)
Limited edition original lithograph. Signed and numbered by the artist.
Size: 33" x 22.4" / 84cm x 57cm
Zayin, Chet, and Tet - the 7th, 8th, and 9th Hebrew letter
Painted in vibrant shades of purple and red, this stunning lithograph will make an eye-catching addition to any room! Deep purple stains spread across a paler purple and white background. One is covered in tangled Hebrew letters in a kaleidoscope of blues, greens and purples; the other holds dozens of sticks over a spreading pool of red, next to a large letter zayin.
The lithograph is packaged in an elegant navy blue canvas portfolio.
Based on Kabbalistic concepts regarding the creation of the world by means of God's speech and the Hebrew alphabet, each work in this series of ten posters depicts a different letter in the alphabet. Ardon's rich and imaginary world is demonstrated by abstract images and vibrant colors.
Mordechai Ardon (Poland 1896 – Jerusalem 1992) moved to Israel in 1993 after completing several years of study and exhibition at the Bauhaus and the Munich Academy. Influenced by modern expressionist and surreal art and inspired by the Old Masters’ techniques, Ardon’s style moved from realism to philosophical art boasting an extraordinary use and depth of color. One of Israel’s most preeminent artists, he is recognized both for his abstract style, and his use of Jewish and Kabbalistic symbolism in art. Over the years, he taught art and lectured on art appreciation at Hebrew University, directed the Bezalel Art Academy in Jerusalem, and became the artistic adviser to Israel’s Ministry of Education and Culture. After officially retiring from his illustrious career, he focused solely on his own art, and went on to produce several masterpieces including the famous Ardon windows. His work is on permanent display at galleries across the world, including the Israel and Tel Aviv Museums in Israel, London’s Tate Gallery, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.