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  • Why even call it art?

    By Milad Doroudian

    October 14, 2014 | 9:41 am

    How many times must we get into discussions with people on what qualifies as art? Some say that there are a great deal of many things that do, but really are there? The classifications today have unfortunately widened beyond incomprehensibility, or really any rationality.

    People...

  • A Dank Levitan!

    By Milad Doroudian

    June 5, 2014 | 1:34 am

    From a small shtetl in the middle of Lithuania to the Moscow Art Academy and Tsar Alexander’s magnificent exhibition halls, Isaac Levitan’s story might seem just like any other rags-to-riches tale, but it is far more than that. Known as the modern founder, at least between art...

  • The Romantic Hart

    By Milad Doroudian

    May 13, 2014 | 2:27 pm

     

    It is rather unusual to think of Jewish artists as anything but extravagant or puzzling, yet there are always the rare exceptions, which mind you are a welcomed break from the extraordinary pieces we are usually accustomed to. The romantic Solomon Alexander Hart, whose work is...

  • Artist Siona Benjamin brings Hindu and Muslim motifs to portrayals of biblical outcasts

    March 19, 2013 | 6:10 am

    In the space of a single painting, Siona Benjamin juxtaposes feminism, Indian mythology and Jewish imagery.

    On a three-foot canvas, she’ll paint a portrait of a blue-skinned figure, usually a character from the Bible, with nods to Persian miniatures, Talmudic fables and Vishnu...

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  • Poster collection looted by Nazis to be auctioned

    November 5, 2012 | 10:15 am

    A collection of pre-World War II posters that were returned to the heir of a Jewish dentist who fled the Nazis is going on sale.

    The more than 4,300 posters collected by Hans Sachs and looted by the Nazis will be auctioned at Guernsey's in New York on Jan. 18, though the auction...

  • ‘Nu’ Way to Fund Jewish Art

    By Ryan Torok

    April 4, 2012 | 12:14 pm

    Artists and musicians, among others, convened in a West Hollywood loft last spring for an event known as SEDER, the Hebrew word for “order” that also refers to the ritual that accompanies the Passover meal. And while they didn’t celebrate Passover that evening, the attendees...

  • German casino returns Nazi-looted painting

    October 25, 2011 | 11:10 am

    A German casino has returned a Nazi-looted painting to the heirs of a German-Jewish art gallery owner.

    The return of “The Masters of the Goldsmith Guild in Amsterdam in 1701” by Dutch portrait painter Juriaen Pool II (1665-1745), took place Tuesday at the Amsterdam Museum.

    The...

  • R.B. Kitaj—an appreciation

    By Tom L. Freudenheim

    December 27, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Amnon Barzel, the prominent contemporary art curator who served as the first director of what is now the new Jewish Museum in Berlin, says he arrived in Germany as an Israeli but left as a Jew. It is as much a comment on current German philo-Semitism (I've always said "now they love...
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