DRAWINGS & SKETCHES
YGARTUA bought a replica of an old styled wooden printing press in Jerusalem in 1979
Our daughter Tala Nicole was born in Cannes and when she was four months old we decided, encouraged by an Ygartua Patron,to go and live in Jerusalem for Paul to paint and experience this ancient world – Jerusalem, the holiest city in Judaism and the ancestral and spiritual homeland of the Jewish people since the 10th century. BCE–during classical antiquity Jerusalem was considered the center of the world. The Old City became a World Heritage Site in 1981. We lived in the Knesset area, just a few minutes drive from the Old City– where we visited a couple of times per week over a six month period. Below – a few examples of Paul’s lino-cuts–we shipped this printing press to Canada, a couple of years later sold it – even though it is a fascinating medium to work with.
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