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Posted on: January 24th, 2007Sections → Arts
The notion of a foreground and a background in a painting is an illusion.
Posted on: January 10th, 2007Sections → Arts
Often times, the most terrifying thing that plagues someone undergoing a traumatic process is uncertainty.
Posted on: January 3rd, 2007Sections → Arts
In a 1934 article, titled "New Training for Future Artists and Art Lovers," Mark Rothko drew upon his experience teaching at the Brooklyn Jewish Academy to explore a new model of art instruction.
Posted on: December 20th, 2006Sections → Arts
Is it a book, is it art, or is it both?"
Posted on: December 13th, 2006Sections → Arts
"I had the bad luck to get tangled up in this horror. The crimes did not occur because it was my will," a man in a dark suit with a striped tie says, matter-of-factly.
Posted on: December 6th, 2006Sections → Arts
It is easy to read the narrative of Joseph and his alienation from his family as a tragic tale of missed opportunities in parenting, and brotherly compassion and patience.
Posted on: November 29th, 2006Sections → Arts
Song of Songs is one of the most controversial books in Tanach because of its ambiguity.
Posted on: November 22nd, 2006Sections → Arts
One day, the rabbi's cat gets tired of the constant cawing of the rabbi's parrot, so he eats the bird and acquires the ability to speak.
Posted on: November 15th, 2006Sections → Arts
Richard Michelson is an existential, yet guilty, sort of poet.
Posted on: November 8th, 2006Sections → Arts
Man's use of "Time" is an artificial system that has been invented as a template to place over nature for convenience.
Posted on: November 1st, 2006Sections → Arts
"I try to tell momma she won't get stolen. Her hair is not that nice.
Posted on: October 25th, 2006Sections → Arts
Although Sophie Zawistowska asserts that nothing would have been different, had she chosen her six-year-old daughter, Eva, to live and her 10-year-old son, Jan, to die instead,
Posted on: October 18th, 2006Sections → Arts
Ever since artists created berry juice paintings of buffalos on cave walls, seeking to offer the hunters mastery over their prey, artists have used limited, physical materials to create transcendent, idealized art.
Posted on: October 4th, 2006Sections → Arts
"Take a sock at Hitler! Sock your dough in bonds and stamps!" says one comic.
Posted on: September 27th, 2006Sections → Arts
Edmund Engelman's photograph, Entrance of Berggasse in Vienna's 9th District with Number 19 in the Middle, unfolds like a Twilight Zone episode.
Posted on: September 20th, 2006Sections → Arts
Cockroaches are not usually associated with Judaism. They might show up unwanted during Pesach cleaning.
Posted on: September 13th, 2006Sections → Arts
The current show at the Yeshiva University Museum is bizarrely titled.
Posted on: September 6th, 2006Sections → Arts
Book collectors are often pack-rats that are obsessed with the printed word in all of its manifestations.
Posted on: August 30th, 2006Sections → Arts
George Grosz's 1944 painting, "Cain, or Hitler in Hell" shows the Nazi leader with his iconic moustache and uniform sitting sadly, mopping his brow.
Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/sections/philadelphia-museum-exhibit-showcases-chagalls-jewish-circle-2/2011/07/07/
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