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?

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Qustion 1. Camile Pissaro is best known as a/an

Cubist Realist Impressionist Abstract artist Expressionist

Qustion 2. Who was Moshe Safdie?

Israel's first internationally-known glass blower Israel's first internationally-known architect Israel's first internationally-known sculptor Israel's first internationally-known photographer

Qustion 3. How did Moshe Kupferman express his experience in Polish concentration camps through his paintings?

He employed muted colors and geometric formations He only painted in shades of black He used finger painting and other child-like qualities to represent a loss of innocence He blended photography, newspaper clippings, and other mediums into his work

Qustion 4. What was Chaim Soutine's signature style?

Sharp edges Thick, black lines Dot painting Wavy elongation of bodies

Qustion 5. An 18th century illustrated Book of Esther shows Queen Vashti portrayed as

Marie Antoinette Cleopatra Dolly Madison Anne Boleyn

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. The Dura Europos synagogue is known for its

Sculptures of Jewish philosophers Frescoes portraying biblical scenes Arches and cathedral-like architecture Outdoor gardens

Qustion 8. Jerusalem stone is known for its

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

Qustion 9. The Supreme Court building in Jerusalem was built to face both the city and the:

Western Wall Independence Hall in Tel Aviv The Knesset (parliament) Mount Herzl (military cemetery)

Qustion 10. 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
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