The painting is by Pissarro and shows a woman bringing in sheep. Her home may be one of the small red and white buildings in the back. The sheep or lambs, may end up next door. Continue reading
Early September, I finished reading a moving book on the fate of a lost art collection. In his “The Orpheus Clock”, Simon Goodman describes the history of the Gutmann Art Collection. Everybody knows the Rothschilds, their bank, their properties and art collections? How many know Eugen Gutmann not only established the Dresdner Bank, but also owned a famous art collection?
Tell Aviv’s Museum of Art currently exhibits a work by Dutch artist Jozef Israëls. His “From Darkness to Light” was once looted by Nazis. When this term is used, most people think of art in museums and private collections throughout Europe and the USA – not museums in Israel.