9 whimsical, wonderful paintings by Isaac Maimon
Browse through a selection of bold, colorful paintings by this Israeli artist.
Looking at the brightly colored, bold streaks of Isaac Maimon's paintings, his muse is clear: the elegant Parisian cafe-goer. Maimon's paintings evoke French cafe culture so superbly, it may come as a surprise to learn he was born in Israel, not France.
Maimon (pictured right) studied at Tel Aviv's Avni Institute of Art & Design; as he developed his style, he became inspired by French painters like Henri Matisse as well as Israeli artists like Moshe Rosenthalis. His work as a restaurant owner enabled him to study patrons' postures and movements – a mastery that's evident in many of his paintings.
Here are nine of our favorite Maimon paintings, representing his range and iconic style.
Another colorful painting from the Renaissance series: "Ladies Delight." The Blue Gallery quotes Maimon: "I am inspired by beautiful women and the human form in general."
'The Essence of Pink'
Not all of Maimon's paintings immerse viewers in bustling cafes: His "Dream" series stands out as an insightful exploration of the artist's own mind. Here, "The Essence of Pink," is startling – but undeniably fascinating.
'Follow the Leader'
"Follow the Leader," another in the "Dream" series, has more of a folk art feel. "The personalities of these new characters speak to us through a rhythmic parade of quirk abstract shapes and movements," Blue Gallery's website reads.
'Out of the Past'
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