Jewish Art Quiz


The earliest pieces of Jewish art were religious objects–Torah adornments, marriage certificates, tombstones–that were illuminated. Relatively recently, “art for art's sake” became a concept–and the Jewish world quickly adapted, producing such notable talents as Marc Chagall and Yaacov Agam. How much do you know about Jewish art?

Question 1 of :

Qustion 1. Who is the only Israeli artist included in H. H. Arnason's voluminous "History of Modern Art"?

Yaacov Agam Michael Gross Nahum Gutman Moshe Kupferman

Qustion 2. Jerusalem stone is known for its

Distinct layers multi-colored White or cream-colored marble Charcoal color Similarity to granite

Qustion 3. Where was Israeli artist Reuven Rubin's first major exhibit held?

England Israel United States Canada

Qustion 4. Which object is described as a piece of art made by Moses himself

The Ten Commandments The Temple entryway The Bronze Serpent The Burning Bush The Golden Calf

Qustion 5. Sharon Ya'ari, winner of the 2006 Israel Prize for outstanding visual art, is best known for taking photographs of

Israeli landscapes with an eye for photojournalism Israeli soldiers as models to recreate famous paintings such as The Last Supper Everyday symbols and ornamentation of Arab and Israeli life Ordinary scenes that hint at an undercurrent of anxiety always present in Israeli society

Qustion 6. Some Jewish homes have a mizrach hanging on the wall, which is meant to remind people

Of all of the suffering Jews have faced throughout history What time to light Shabbat candles Which way to direct their prayers (to the east) Of their Jewish heritage

Qustion 7. Camile Pissaro is best known as a/an

Cubist Realist Impressionist Abstract artist Expressionist

Qustion 8. True or False: Jewish papercutting has always been limited to very rare items or ritual objects.

True False

Qustion 9. What was the name of the first neighborhood established outside the Old City of Jerusalem in 1860?

Mishkenot Sha'ananim Ma'a lot Dafna Meah Shearim Beit Hanina

Qustion 10. Which contemporary Israeli artist developed a type of minimalism strongly influenced by natural form and the Israeli landscape?

Moshe Kupferman Moshe Gershuni Tsibi Geva Michael Gross
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