Jewish Franciscan Aram Gershuni Pays Homage to the Lemon

In the act of painting, Gershuni reduces his entire being to an eye and a soul.

Aram Gershuni’s still lifes appear to follow the path of the early Velasquez “bodegónes” paintings: kitchen scenes that blend the prosaic with the sublime (“Jesus at the Home of Martha and Mary”). Except that Aram Gershuni does not depict the kitchen interior, nor those preparing the meal. Only the victuals. We should also stress the difference between his...