The Art of Elias Friedensohn

Satiric Watercolors: Jews

On the island of Djerba, off the coast of Tunisia, the remnant of an ancient Jewish community continues to celebrate the Sabbath. Elderly men, their heads covered with enormous prayer shawls, move blindly and rhythmically, chanting feverishly. Friedensohn’s expressionistic watercolors are an effort to capture this ecstatic experience.