Jon Michaelis, ‘JOHN LENNON’, 2016, TLV Art Gallery

John Lennon was an English singer and song-writer and co- founder of the band "The Beatles" , the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. Lennon's support of peace and anti-war causes became a feature of his life and of the lyrics in his music after the Beatles disbanded in 1972. One of his most famous songs "Imagine", reflects his longing for peace in the world.
The stillness of the figure placed within the calm background complements the flowing words "Imagine if…" written onto the portrait. Jon's intention is for the viewer to "imagine if" the vision in his songs were to come true:"You may say I'm a dreamer But I'm not the only one I hope someday you'll join us And the world will be as one.", thus creating an intriguing and thought-provoking painting
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Paint on both sides of the glass increases the sense of three- dimensionality and reality in the art-work.

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