A favorite motif in Jewish art.
Catholics fare little better.
Combining 14th-century techniques with 21st-century sensibilities.
A glimpse at a Greek island’s 800 years of Jewish history.
“The etrog was used as a weapon with which to pelt one’s enemies and as an amulet to soften the pains of childbirth.”
Michelangelo had a thousand years of Catholic art to build on when creating the Sistine Chapel. Jews haven’t had such a tradition, until a secular Jew from Brooklyn stepped up.
“The Angel of Zion, framed by a Magen David, extends its wings and points Jewish exiles toward Eretz Yisrael.”
A new hasidic art gallery grows in Brooklyn and is already bucking stereotypes. Can it survive, and what does it suggest about contemporary Orthodox life?
An installation at the Met Cloisters aims to reflect “art at the frontiers of faith.”
“Artists are more connected to God.”
A professor of Jewish art finds himself turning from one explanation of a puzzling drawing found in an old manuscript to another—and then possibly back again.
Should a Russian sculptor have chosen to carve Herod rather than Ivan the Terrible?
The minimalist and the circle-drawer.
The most polished writing and
sharpest analysis in the Jewish world.