Jewish Art QuizThe 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. Which artist thought of himself as "Roosevelt's soldier with a pen"?
Question 2. Where was Israeli artist Reuven Rubin's first major exhibit held?
Question 3. True or False: Jewish papercutting has always been limited to very rare items or ritual objects.
Question 4. What was the name of the first neighborhood established outside the Old City of Jerusalem in 1860?
Ma'a lot Dafna
Question 5. What are teraphim?
Embroidered tapestries often hung in ancient temples
Figurines of household gods of healing and welfare
Ornately decorated bath-houses
Pieces of art that also serve a ritual function
Question 6. Which Jewish artist designed the stained-glass windows for the Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center?
Question 7. When did Anna Ticho, famous for her drawings of the Jerusalem hills, first move to Jerusalem?
She was born there
Question 8. True or False: Micrography creates images out of words
Question 9. 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
Question 10. Which of the following is an example of Hellenistic influence over Jewish art?
Herod's restoration of the Jerusalem Temple
The synagogue at Hamat Tiberias's zodiac circle with Helios the sun god and his chariot at the center
The floor mosaic of the Bet Alpha Synagogue
All of the above