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. The Second Commandment prohibits
Desecrating the Sabbath
Question 2. When was the Bezalel School in Jerusalem founded?
Question 3. Camile Pissaro is best known as a/an
Question 4. Modigliani, an Italian Jewish painter of the early 20th century, settled in which European city?
Question 5. Who is often thought of as the "first Jewish painter?"
Daniel Moritz Oppenheim
Question 6. Sharon Ya'ari, winner of the 2006 Israel Prize for outstanding visual art, is best known for taking photographs of
Israeli landscapes with an eye for photojournalism
Israeli soldiers as models to recreate famous paintings such as The Last Supper
Everyday symbols and ornamentation of Arab and Israeli life
Ordinary scenes that hint at an undercurrent of anxiety always present in Israeli society
Question 7. Which artist thought of himself as "Roosevelt's soldier with a pen"?
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. Jerusalem stone is known for its
Distinct layers multi-colored
White or cream-colored marble
Similarity to granite
Question 10. Which city in Israel was built initially as a reproduction of Eastern European cities like Odessa, Moscow, and Warsaw?