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, and eventual Holocaust victim, captured the fear of the time in his painting, "Self Portrait with Jewish Identity Card"?
Question 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
Question 3. 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 4. When did the elaborate traditions of creating Jewish art such as illuminated ketubot and ornate silver Torah crowns and breastplates begin?
The Middle Ages
During the European Renaissance
During the period of immigration to America
Question 5. The Dura Europos synagogue is known for its
Sculptures of Jewish philosophers
Frescoes portraying biblical scenes
Arches and cathedral-like architecture
Question 6. Camile Pissaro is best known as a/an
Question 7. True or False: Micrography creates images out of words
Question 8. Jerusalem stone is known for its
Distinct layers multi-colored
White or cream-colored marble
Similarity to granite
Question 9. Which contemporary Israeli artist developed a type of minimalism strongly influenced by natural form and the Israeli landscape?
Question 10. When did Anna Ticho, famous for her drawings of the Jerusalem hills, first move to Jerusalem?
She was born there