JHOM - Judaica Art Gallery
||BORDERS and BOUNDARIES:
MAPS of the HOLY LAND, 15TH-19TH CENTURIES
Maps of the Holy land as spiritual landscapes, beacons to itinerant voyagers,
blueprints for vicarious pilgrimages, didactic tools, and as embodiments
of the yearnings and historical memories of a Judeo-Christian sensibility.
The Jewish Journey:
Frederic Brenner's Photographic Odyssey
Four Sons in Illustrated Haggadot
Many Faces of Ruth
Maps of the Land of Israel:15th-19th centuries
Hanukkiot: 18th-20th centuries
Menorot: Art deco designs
ARTICLES OF INTEREST
For the candle and the spices:
A Yemenite (16th cent.) poem for the Havdalah ceremony, by Saadiah
Communism and the Had
Gadya story: A sequence of watercolors by Russian Jewish artist
El Lissitzky, by Haia Friedberg
Hebrew letters in Jewish art:
An introduction, by Ida Huberman
The crown motif in Jewish art:
The deeper and broader symbolism, by Ida Huberman
Early 20th century menorah
designs, Bezalel Institute of Art
Hanukkah lamps, 18th-20th
of Death in Jewish Micrography
Reuven Rubin's "Goldfish
Judas' red hair and
the Jews: Antipathy to red hair
PAINTINGS of KING DAVID Works by American-Israeli artist Schwebel move
back and forth between past and present; some appear timeless in background
and dress, while many others are in modern settings. Includes audio
webcast interview with the artist.
||AVNER MORIAH: GATHERING
at MOUNT SINAI / WOMEN'S ZODIAC
Two stunning multi-paneled murals by Israeli artist Avner Moriah inspired
by Biblical themes and incorporating elements from midrashic literature.
The murals are displayed at the Jewish Theological Seminary (NY).
||FREDERIC BRENNER: EXILE
Brenner's photograph essay focuses on families photographed in their native
countries and later in Israel following their immigration. The work evokes
questions regarding definitions of "exile" and "home."
Includes audio webcast interview with the photographer.
|| DOCUMENTORS of the
DREAM: PIONEER JEWISH PHOTOGRAPHERS in the LAND of ISRAEL 1890-1933
Chart the origins and development of local photography seen through the
eyes of Jewish photographers, Documentors is the work of photographer
and photo historian Vivienne Silver-Brody. Includes audio webcast interview
||MORITZ OPPENHEIM: JEWISH
IDENTITY in 19TH-CENTURY ART
German Jewish artist Moritz Daniel Oppenheim (1800-1882), considered
by many art historians the greatest Jewish genre painter of his time, was
known as the "Painter of the Rothschilds and the Rothschild of Painters."
||SAMUEL BAK: HOLOCAUST PAINTINGS
Bak's paintings in the Landscapes of Jewish Experience present
relics of ruin and vestiges of order, a wasteland of Jewish tradition struggling
out of its disarray. The feature includes webcast
interview, commentary, and
a flash slideshow.
||AKIVA KENNETH SEGAN: UNDER
THE WINGS OF GOD
In his Holocaust art series Under the Wings of God and Shoah Dreams,
artist Akiva Kenneth Segan portrays some one hundred Holocaust victims,
many of whom had been imprisoned in the Warsaw Ghetto. The drawings depict
the victims with wings, an ironic metaphor for freedom, shelter and redemption.