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 modern Jewish artist was known for using a spray gun on his paintings?
Question 2. How does artist Archie Rand depict biblical characters?
Comic book style frames
Abstract color blocks.
Modern-day IDF soldiers
Question 3. When did Anna Ticho, famous for her drawings of the Jerusalem hills, first move to Jerusalem?
She was born there
Question 4. Where was Israeli artist Reuven Rubin's first major exhibit held?
Question 5. An 18th century illustrated Book of Esther shows Queen Vashti portrayed as
Question 6. Which biblical character was appointed to build the Tabernacle?
Question 7. 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 8. 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 9. 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
Question 10. True or False: Jewish papercutting has always been limited to very rare items or ritual objects.