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Sign: Gedera - In the Beginning God Created - Ernst Degasperi’s outdoor sculpture/monument


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Ha-Biluyim St 40, Gedera, Israel
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בראשית ברא
בשנת 1972 ביקר האמן האוסטרי, ארנסט דגספרי, בבית ידידו, ד"ר פון-וייזל בגדרה. על קיר הבית צייר את הציור "בראשית ברא". לאחר פטירת פון-וייזל בפברואר 1974, הפך האמן את הציור לאנדרטה לזכרו. בראש היצירה האות ב, האות הראשונה בתורה. במרכזה אבן קריסטל, המסמלת את האל, וממנה קורן נוגה על שנים עשר שבטי ישראל במעמד הר סיני.

In the Beginning God Created
In 1972, the Austrian artist Ernst Degasperi visited the home of his friend Dr. von Weisl in Gedera. On the wall of the latter’s house, the artist painted his work "In the Beginning God Created." After von Weisl’s death in February 1974, Degasperi turned the work into a monument to his friend’s memory. At the top of the work is the Hebrew letter Bet, the first letter in the Torah. In the center is a crystal, symbolizing God, from which Venus shines on the twelve tribes of Israel at Mt. Sinai.
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The statue was photographed that day Click for a larger image

The statue shows the dedication "In dedication from the Austria-Israel Friendship Association in Vienna, to the Gedera Local Council"
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And underneath is the artist’s signature
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At the bottom of the statue is the phrase "Dedicated to Dr. Zeev von Weisel"

About the Artist: Ernst Degasperi - Born in Merano, Italy (Tyrol region) (1927-2011), an Austrian artist who lives primarily in Vienna.



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