Omanoot.com, the new Israeli start-up which has already emerged as a unique website showcasing Israeli art and promoting Israel through the arts, has just launched its brand new Visual Arts Section allowing visitors to peruse and BUY Israeli artwork.
What Omanoot really does best is concentrate amazing Israeli art into a site that defines a culture by its artistic content. So if you support Israel, Omanoot's new Visual Arts section offers you a unique and beneficial way to do keep on supporting it!
The stunning new Visual Arts section showcases a handpicked selection of both established and emerging Israeli artists, and artists working in Israel. Not only is the new design stunning, but the artwork and artists have been carefully selected to feature diverse pieces and absolutely gorgeous works.
|From L to R: Jacob Feldman, Funky Allenby Street; Dina Bova,Where do We Come From?; Dina Bova, Eyes Wide Shut|
Although the "St-art"-up , Omanoot went live in January 2011, their only fully functional section was their Film section which allows visitors to stream, for FREE, nearly 20 different independent films by Israeli screen writers and directors. It also allows your to peruse trailers of well known movies, such as Ajami, by Scandar Copti and Yaron Shani.
Omanoot has been showcasing Israel’s flourishing film scene to an international audience since its launch in January and has already received exuberant attention from the media, the general public, and significantly, from the artists themselves.
Now, with the new Visual Arts section, you can browse artworks, peruse informational artists’ pages and explore the world of the Israeli visual arts. And, your can purchase limited edition prints as well as original artworks of photography, painting and mixed media works.
While the originals are for the true collectors, the prints are priced quite nicely and range from ~$250-$300 per print. For those whose walls are far from bare, these artworks also make stunning one-of-a-kind gifts that support the arts and support Israel.
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So, if you haven't taken a look, now is the time! I really think this site is onto something big...
“Our goal at Omanoot is to open wide the doors to the Israeli art market: to make it accessible to a broader audience online, to help develop the next generation of Israeli art collectors and to disseminate the works of Israel's artistic talent” says Omanoot’s founder Edoe Cohen. In the near future, Omanoot will also feature Israeli literature, lesson plans for educators and Israeli music.
Yes, yes and yes.
Endnote: Omanoot, which means “art” in Hebrew, is the brainchild of Cohen, who received a grant from the ROI Community of Young Jewish Innovators, a worldwide network of young social entrepreneurs created by American Jewish philanthropist Lynn Schusterman. Cohen is currently working with a team of international volunteers (moi included!) to continue developing and promoting the website.