Ethnicity in Modern Jewish Art Essay by Paramount

Ethnicity in Modern Jewish Art
An exploration of 20th century Jewish art.
# 9361 | 1,700 words | 1 source | 2002 | US
Published on Feb 01, 2003 in Art (Artists) , Art (History) , Religion and Theology (Judaism) , History (European - 20th Century)

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This paper studies 20th century Jewish art, focusing on signs of ethnicity. Works are analyzed for evidence of explicit ethnicity and references to 20th century Jewish history. The paper looks at the work of Moritz Oppenheim, the works of European Jewish artists, Max Beckmann's picture entitled "The Synagogue" and Israeli art. It also touches on Jewish theater and folk stories and explores Jewish ethnicity in U.S. artists. It concludes with a summary of the transformation of Jewish art over the 20th century.

From the Paper:

"The process of acknowledging, gathering, reviewing, researching, and elucidating Jewish art, was initiated around a hundred years ago, as it continues to date. The basic purpose behind studying the Jewish Art was to safeguard the ethnic legacy of the nation, and to sustain a promising resource for the revitalization of Jewish lifestyle. Be it in the customary, ceremonial, or conventional perspective, the Jewish art history is noteworthy to understand the future of Jewish works of art."

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