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. An 18th century illustrated Book of Esther shows Queen Vashti portrayed as
Question 3. Who is often thought of as the "first Jewish painter?"
Daniel Moritz Oppenheim
Question 4. 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
Question 5. Which biblical character was appointed to build the Tabernacle?
Question 6. Yaccov Agam is famous for what style of painting?
Question 7. 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 8. 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 9. Who is the only Israeli artist included in H. H. Arnason's voluminous "History of Modern Art"?
Question 10. What was the name of the first neighborhood established outside the Old City of Jerusalem in 1860?
Ma'a lot Dafna