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Vanished World painting is available as a reproduction on canvas and metal in 2 options: limited and open edition.

– Limited edition on canvas comes hand embellished, framed, numbered and signed by Alex Levin. This edition is limited to only 25 signed prints that ever will be published. This makes it more unique and collectable. Once that specific print run sells out, there will be no other editions of that image made by the artist.
– Open edition available on canvas or metal. Canvas comes fully framed and has a traditional, classic look. Metal edition made from high-quality aluminum. It has a modern and contemporary look. Reflects light and enhances the colors in the artwork.

Both the limited and open editions are ready-to-hang wall art. The canvas reproduction arrives beautifully stretched and elegantly framed to add a touch of sophistication to your space, ready for hanging on your wall.
Each reproduction is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity, ensuring that you receive an original and authentic piece of art.

Please see more information regarding the limited and open edition reproductions HERE
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Original Oil Painting available here

A composition of this painting requires at least a minimum knowledge of Jewish history.

Nevertheless, even those who are not familiar with it at all will recognize the image of Moses, created by the great master of the Renaissance.

However, Alex depicted Moses with a yellow star of a ghetto prisoner.

Perhaps, it is a sentence to European civilization, with which many civilized Jews had been in love for several centuries in a row.

They had left ghettos for it, had left their people, and had used baptizing, like Heinrich Heine, in order to buy an “entrance ticket to European culture”.

But in the middle of the most civilized century this culture betrayed them, betrayed without protecting.

Still, why did not great Moses protect himself and his people, why did he allow them to drive himself and his brothers into ghettos and concentration camps?

Why was not there its own Moses of the XX century who would have led the Jews from European Egypt into the Promised Land when the right time had come?

The cost of this double-edged failure, this double defeat was too high.

Who will bring back to Sabbath tables festive lamps that suddenly started to look like gas chamber pipes?

Who will bring back a musician to the violin, and a child to his lost doll with the Star of David?

Things outlived their owners.

It seems that the artist wants to turn back time; to destroy the rails leading into Auschwitz, which the Allies’ aviation spared for some reason…

And only the letters of the Jewish alphabet remain alive in this painting.

Toy letters that were presented to children who came to a heder.

They were smeared with honey to make studying the Torah look sweeter for kids.

These letters also passed into oblivion, but they returned later.

They returned into the books of Israeli pupils, they are shining by the entrance to Synagogues and in shop windows of fashionable stores, the words of Israeli anthem “Hatikva” (“The Hope”) are woven from them.

And they can still be used to put together the immortal words, repeated by the Jews all over the world, “Shma Israel!” (Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one!)

And so it will be forever!

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