“ I’ve always been fascinated with the stealing of innocence. It’s the most heinous crime, and certainly a capital crime if there ever was one. ”
– Clint Eastwood
The first time I saw Naive Art I was in awe. There was some mysterious power to naive paintings which left me wondering – are they actually innocent? Or perhaps being naive is actually sophisticated? Later when I travelled to Argentina, whose naive painters I adored, I discovered that many places and cultural nuances are remarkably familiar to me – thanks to Naive Art. Meeting artists and researching further, I concluded that innocence and being naive allow you to discover deep aspects of cultures. This is what you experience during this Cross-Cultural Tel-Aviv Tour.
Tel-Aviv is renowned as a White City, a naive city, with its innocence appearing in charming foundation myths. In this tour you will experience the ways in which stories, colours and political interests form an urban identity. More so you shall access the complex shades of reality revealed beneath harmony, naiveté and soft colours. This Tel-Aviv tour leads you between past and present, myths and reality and ending with dazzling colors at the Gallery of International Naive Art. Come explore Tel-Aviv through its beautiful narratives and encounter how artists depict Tel-Aviv through their ideal eyes. As you go you will explore how influential narratives are, how urban identities are linked to art and why being naive is so crucial to Tel-Aviv. Even to Tel-Aviv of today.
Meeting Point: Zamenhoff 1, Tel Aviv
Timetable: 2 Hours
Languages: English, Hebrew, French
What People Are Saying
“It’s rare that you follow a city tour in midday sun without even realizing the time passing by as you are listening to the guide’s words spellbound – but this is what might happen to you when participating in one of Ilyll’s cross-cultural Tel Aviv tours.”
– Fabien A.