18 2018

MVJF Fall Adult Education Series -- What is Jewish Art?

2:30PM - 4:30PM  

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Three session Adlut Education Series with artist-in-residence Shirah Rubin

Date: Sunday, November 18, 2018      Time: 2:30 PM           Location:  Temple Emanuel, Andover


The second commandment declares: “You shall not make for yourself a sculptured image or any likeness of anything that is in the heavens above or in the earth below.” This Biblical edict feeds the misconception that Jewish art created by Jewish artists is a relatively new genre. Yet, Jewish artists date back to Biblical times, and Jewish artists have indeed depicted anthropomorphic images. This class will offer an historical overview of Jewish art beginning in Biblical times, and continuing through the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Age of Enlightenment in Western Europe, and up to contemporary times. We will explore the work of many Jewish artists including Marc Chagall, Chaim Soutine and Mark Rothko.

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