Picture from the open exhibition at the Abraham Garden, an exhibition commemorating the history of the city of Ramat Gan.
The exhibition is located on the wall of the amphitheater, in the Abraham Garden.
In the next photo taken that day, the exhibit is displayed and topped by Shlomo Katz’s Sgraffito Click for a larger image
Shlomo Katz’s Sgraffito appears on the site in a separate entry Click for sign's details Translation of the text on the sign
Ramat Gan city symbol The yellow sumburine
The relief located at the top of the wall was nicknamed the "Yellow Submarine".The work was designed in 1970 by the artist Shlomo Katz, inspired by the cartoon Yellow Submarine, written by the writer and screenwriter Erich Segal in 1968.
The background and plot of the film are based on the songs of the band "The Beetles" and its members: John, George, Paul and Ringo who also star in it. A year later, the Beetles band produced their famous album with the hits of the film and the music that accompanies it. The record left Shlomo Katz, the artist and music lover, a strong impression and inspiration for the wall design in the style of psychedelic art, which has a statement from a different angle from reality, and the use of shapes, objects and figures that create a sense of hallucination and sensory mixing. The length of the relief is about 10 meters. The relief was performed using the *Sgraffito technique, a technique that was not common at the time. Over the years the relief cracked and some of it crumbled.
In 2018, the Ramat Gan municipality rebuilt the wall. The restoration of the relief was carried out by Tchelet Studio.
(Italian sgraffito) is a painting technique performed on a wall. The literal meaning: "deeply grated". The wall covering is made in several layers of plaster in different colors. Before the plaster dries, the artist scratches or grooves the painting, thus exposing the deep layers. Shlomo Katz
Painter and sculptor, born in Poland in 1938. Immigrated to Israel in 1945. He was educated at Kibbutz Mishmar HaEmek.
Studied at the Avni Institute, in Tel Aviv and at Beaux-arts, Paris.
Katz’s works express a unique art style. The painting technique and the relief works in the Sgraffito technique have given him the name of an international artist and his works are displayed in galleries that are considered in the world. Katz drew his inspiration from biblical figures and landscapes, Egyptian art and Greek mythology.
Shlomo Katz died in 1993, at the age of 55 and at the height of his success.
Photos: Tchelet Studio
Ramat Gan City House