the art of
Ron Gang
 
 


Tel  with Yellow-Orange Ground, 1988, oil on canvas, 57 x 147 cm., 22" x  58"


THE  TEL


 
About five kilometres south-west from Urim, on the west bank of the Besor river-bed, stands Tel Sheruhen.  Excavated by the renoun archaelogist Sir Flanders Petrie some 80 years ago, this site is that of the Biblical city "Sheruhen".  It is thought to have been the place of the last battle between the Egyptians and the Hyksos who were driven out from Egypt that they had occupied in ancient times.

 
 
 
 

Standing out above the surrounding flat plains of the Western Negev, this ancient mound dominates the landscape.  Wrought with mystery and grandeur, this site has provided the inspiration and model for these paintings......


Tel Sheruhen in Autumn Sky, 1994, oil on canvas, 70 x 140 cm., 28" x 55".
 private collection, Quebec, Canada



 

Tel on Yellow Ground, 1988, oil on canvas , 70 x 150 cm., 28" x 59"

                                                                                                                                                                                      
 
 




Tel, Cypress and Eucalyptus, 2006,
 oil on canvas, 85 x 65 cm., 33" x  26"



 
 
 
 
 


 

Tel on Purple Ground, 1988, oil on canvas, 58 x 77 cm., 23" x 30"

                                                                                                                                                                                      



 
 
 
 
 
 


 

Mango, 1990, oil on canvas, 71 x 141 cm., 28" x 55"

                                                                                                                                                                                      
 
 
 
 
 
 


 

Tel on Yellow Sky, 1988, oil on canvas, 70 x 99.5 cm., 28" x 39"

                                                                                                                                                                                      
 
 
 
 
 
 


 

Tel's Edge and Blue Ground, 1991,
oil on canvas, 71 x 94 cm., 28"x 37"

                                                                                                                                                                                      
 
 
 






Tel Sheruhan & Clouds, 2005, oil on canvas, 74 x 110 cm., 29" x 43"

                                                                                                                                                                                      




Tel, 2007, oil on canvas, 75 x 123 cm., 30" x 48"









Tel Sheruhan Afternoon, 2007, oil on canvas, 57 x 91 cm.,  22" x 33"











Tel Sheruhan Morning, 2007, oil on canvas, 49 x 158 cm.,  19" x 66"








Tel Lying Low, 1988, oil on canvas, roughly 48 x 70 cm.






Fata Morgana, 2008, oil on canvas, 71 x 105.5 cm.,  28" x  46"




 

more paintings with the Tel may be found on other pages


 

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Please enjoy!
sincerely,
Ron Gang

Box 122, Kibbutz Urim, 85530 D N Negev, Israel