This 1966 oil painting by Marc Chagall, brings the surrealist’s eye to rainbow as the sign of the covenant.
Ben Shahn, born September 12, 1898.
His visual art and writing offered an incisive social critique and a thoughtful relationship between image and text.
How do we listen to our art? How does it reflect our most intimate voice?
Watercolor by Shoshanna Bauer
In the artists words: “Etz Chayim is based on Proverbs 3:17-18 English translation of the lyrics: A tree of life to those who hold fast to it,and all who cling to it find happiness. Its ways are ways of pleasantness, and all its paths are peace. Help us and guide us, inspire us and provide us. With the wisdom Your Torah can show. Cause us to learn, renew and return, Just as in days of old.”
To learn more about Shoshanna Bauer and her art, please visit her website at http://www.imagekind.com/MemberProfile.aspx?MID=d518176f-597b-45af-9507-c00f9157a605
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Remembering Jewish artist Dina Babbitt (Gottliebova) – Born January 21, 1923. See the story of her survival during the Holocaust and her art below by clicking on the link below.
Remembering Ben Shahn, born September 12, 1898. His works of social realism and his unabashed expression of his art’s powerful voice have left us with some of the most riveting images of America in the 20th century.
Watch Lauren White’s video to see the impact of Shahn’s work. White created this video as a 2009 National History Day Senior Documentary Finalist at Maryland Humanities.
I discovered this beautiful painting by Arizona-based artist Marlene Burns and was immediately drawn in by the vibrant colors and sense of fluidity. When I saw that its title was “Avninu Malkeinu‘, I knew there was even more to the story. Thank you to Marlene Burns for sharing, in your own words, the inspiration and special meaning for this painting.
We appreciate the artist giving us permission to share her work on booksandblintzes. Please respect her creative and legal rights – do not share, copy, or alter this image in any way. For more information about Ms. Burns and her art, please see www.art-MarleneBurns.com
Israel Abramofsky, was a Russian-American Jewish artist, who is particularly well remembered for his images of Jewish life in Eastern Europe. Born in Kiev on September 10, 1888, he eventually made his home in Ohio. The Cleveland Artists’ Exhibition in May 1919 included his entry “Drawing of Russian Jew After A Massacre”.
Discussing his life and work, Abramofsky said “I am unable to classify myself, except I hope that I am a part of the twentieth century. I do feel that my Jewish types reflect the tradition and beliefs that . . . have kept them separate as a people since Abraham”.