“Jerusalem” by Anna Zarnitsky. Oil on Canvas, 40×60
Instead of making a monument or landmark the focal point, Zarnitsky uses the entire landscape of Jerusalem, extending all the way to the hills that surround the holy city. This painting is timeless- while the buildings appear to be in an antiquated style, similar ones still can be found in the Old City. With the focus on Jerusalem as a whole, Zarnitsky emphasizes the communal nature of the city, instead of dividing it into sections.