“Kotel” by Anna Zarnitsky


In this Anna Zarnitsky painting, a group of men dance in joy at the Kotel. There’s no clear indication of what had caused them to celebrate, it’s a clear contrast to the people praying at the Kotel behind them. Both groups of people are expressing love, one more outwardly than the other- but neither is invalidated. There’s also an interesting color dichotomy- both the Kotel and the dancers are created with yellow and gold tones, while the surrounding city is blue. Traditionally, blue is used when an artist is trying to show sadness and bright colors when illustrating joy.