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. Yaccov Agam is famous for what style of painting?
Question 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
Question 4. Chaim Potok's My Name is Asher Lev is about a young Hasidic painter dealing with:
The challenge of promoting his work during World War II
The shift in Jewish art trends from the classical to modern
The rising price of paint in his shtetl
Choosing between religion and art
Question 5. 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 6. How does artist Archie Rand depict biblical characters?
Comic book style frames
Abstract color blocks.
Modern-day IDF soldiers
Question 7. 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 8. Which modern Jewish artist was known for using a spray gun on his paintings?
Question 9. Who is the only Israeli artist included in H. H. Arnason's voluminous "History of Modern Art"?
Question 10. Which biblical character was appointed to build the Tabernacle?