|The Information And Analytical Edition
Of The Jewish Confederation Of Ukraine
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Since the times of rock anthropoid drawings of the Paleolithic period till nowadays a portrait remains one of the most intriguing genres of fine arts. A painter often uncovers what is willy-nilly hidden from human eyes, he often rushes into the abyss of human passions, and then a portrait acquires a truly mystic significance (let's recall an almost true story of portrait of Dorian Grey). A portrait painter feels double responsibility: duty before a model and duty of a master who creates a work of art.
"Jerusalem - city of contrasts" - it would be possible to give such an audacious name to Mikhail Levit's photo-exhibition which was held in Kiev Central synagogue. The event, organized by Jewish agency "Sokhnut" and symbolizing solidarity with the State of Israel, was not by chance held in Brodsky's synagogue.
I have met Adin Shteinzalts several times. Each time feelings of astonishment and joy didn't quit me for 3 - 4 days. It was astonishing to discover this far from a young person has such sharp mind, readiness to thoroughly discuss any problem, ability to single out its core, to trace reasons and consequences, in a word, - an impressive example of bright dialectic thinking.