“The artistic design and environment, art exhibits, paintings and other objects in the guests' rooms and around the hotel make up the overall package of a stay at the Hotel De La Mer, all with the guest’s enjoyment in mind.”
Amos Aricha (author), Local Touch
Amos Aricha is an Israeli painter, author and playwright, a multi-faceted and greatly admired artist. Born in Tel Aviv in 1933, Aricha attended the Tel Aviv Art Studio and went on to complete his studies at the Academia de Belle Arti in Ravenna, Italy. In addition to his art works, Aricha has also met success as an actor on the stages of New York and at Tel Aviv’s Habima, Ha’ohel and Cameri Theaters. He was a founding member of the Pantomime Theater, an offshoot of the Cameri.
Aricha’s art works blend a variety of themes all touching on Israeli subjects: local scenes from the city of Tel Aviv in its earliest days, in the 1920s and 30s – “the most important Jewish town, a city based on legend,” and a center of creative activity for so many intellectuals and artists. His paintings illustrate the cultural life of Israel’s early Jewish residents, following the fate of sand dunes that were gradually transformed into busy, modern streets, untouched scenery that was swallowed up in a new urban environment. He recalls the “old days” from his personal viewpoint in scenes of everyday life, ordinary people taking part in the historic birth of a small, new nation and a big city. The complete “Local Touch” exhibition was originally displayed at Beit Bialik (the former home of national poet Haim Nachman Bialik) in the year 2000, as part of Tel Aviv’s 90th anniversary celebrations.
The Hotel De La Mer Feng Shui Tel Aviv is proud to display Amos Aricha’s paintings in guest rooms and around the hotel’s public areas, for added enjoyment during your stay.