JEWISH ART – feel ancient in the present

About contemporary Judaica Art

Recognized as the “people of the book” segment of Judaism’s outstanding contribution to humanity is its flow of texts in his contemporary Judaica Art. It is guiding us for many centuries with its traditional culture. The commands that serve as the motto for Jewish Art should be, “Remember the stranger, for you once were the foreigners in the land of Egypt.” It all stands for the idea that God's presence remains eternal and protective, designs that infuse within Jewish Art. 

The Bible details the impressive work of Jewish hands within the construction of the First Temple at Jerusalem under the direction of King Solomon. Historians have defined Jewish Art into three major categories. First is the Folks Art about using paper-cuts,

  • The second is Ritual Art about artistic renditions of ritual objects, and
  • The third is Art by Jews.

It all contains an array of visual designs by Jewish artists about their painting to sculpture and futuristic Art. The famous Chagall’s Artwork, “White Crucifixion,” attempts to deal with the pain and devastation of the Holocaust. Contemporary Jewish Art has reputed for the impact of Jewish culture around the world since ancient times.

Contemporary Jerusalem paintings can be less predictable and complex. However, that is precisely what makes it so much extraordinary in itself. The Art tells us a tale about the artist, the century in which they lived, and of course, the Jewish tradition itself. In the town of Jerusalem, some beautiful galleries and museums provide works through Israeli artists. Artists, like Yaacov Agam, very well linked Judaism and their work, which displayed on the walls and manifested in the form of acquainted symbols from religion to tradition.

Understanding Jewish Art in Normal life

They say that Jewish life often believed to move around words and concepts, but nobody can ignore the significance of fine arts and crafts from their routine life. Jews have had a presence in the world of “art for art’s sake” for centuries, there have been great works of beautiful Artwork created by Jewish artists and sculptures. Two different factors decrease the Jewish approach toward fine arts:

  1. The value of Hiddur mitzvah that promotes the creation of beautiful ritual items and sacred spaces.
  2. While others understand the Second Commandment that forbids the graven images as an artistic creation fearing of being used for worship.

You will find an emblem arranged on the eastern wall of the house called Mizrachi, which reminds family members about directions to follow while offering prayers. The house walls presented the creative Artwork of micrography, which uses sacred words and texts to create illustrations work of Jewish. Today Jewish folk art has earned so much fame that the trained artists also use their skills and creativity on these ancestral crafts.

Whether it was historical or conventional, Jewish Art always deeply mixed with spiritual life for ages. Jewish artists ever attempted to define the Jewish identifications and legacy in their visual skills. Jewish artists and sculptors have flourished in countries around the world.

Huppah painting Chuppah
Painting by Alex Levin

Surrounding Energy of Chuppah Ceremony Painting by Alex Levin

abstract modern jerusalem painting
Painting by Alex Levin

Projecting the astonishing energy of Jerusalem Painting by Alex Levin

modern jerusalem picture
Painting by Alex Levin; Contemporary Jewish painting

Mysteries of Jerusalem Painting by Alex Levin

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