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  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    March 7, 2014 | 11:52 am

    Renata Lefel is an upcoming Israeli artist, who entered the world of art in a rather unusual way. 


    Have you ever dreamed of leaving your old life behind and start anew as an artist in Europe? Because that is exactly what Lefel has done. To Israelife she says: “I was living in...

  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    February 21, 2014 | 11:27 am

    Anat Ein Gedi is known amongst her close community as the “Painting Kindergarten Teacher.” She is currently studying for her PhD in Education, focusing on Integrating Arts at kindergartens. She is working as a kindergarten teacher in the past 16 years, combining her work as an...

  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    February 14, 2014 | 11:05 am

    Nima Ktalav is an upcoming Israeli artist, specializing in water coloring, papercutting, sculpturing, sketching, and tapestry. She studied in Mizpe Ramon highschool of the arts and has a Bachelor’s degree in arts from Beit Berl College, The School of Art, Hamidrasha.


    Ktakav got...

  • Wild Parrot Wolf Whistles Wood Deck Refinished by The Handy Hazzan and Roxy

    By Cantor Harris Shore, The Handy Hazzan

    November 3, 2013 | 3:40 pm


    For the first time since 1888, the first day of Hanukkah falls on Thanksgiving Day, November 28 this year, and it won’t happen again for some 7000 years to come!  For many of our non-Jewish friends, Christmas arrives less than a month later.  With all the festivities planned, and...

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  • One Israeli creation for the weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    September 13, 2013 | 1:20 pm

    Hanna Watts's mother was a holocaust survivor who managed to survive the horrors thanks to her artistic talent. Watts herself, who was born on 1962, paints and draws ever since she can remember. "I was an autodidact when it came to painting and drawing," she tells Israelife....

  • James Franco paints ad for ‘This is The End’

    May 20, 2013 | 11:40 am

    Proving once again that there isn’t anything he doesn’t do, James Franco has created marketing material for his upcoming film “This is The End.”

    The actor/artist/Ph.D. candidate was spotted in Williamsburg, Brooklyn over the weekend painting a mural of the movie’s cast on the...

  • Heirs of owner of Nazi-looted ‘The Scream’ want explanation on display

    October 15, 2012 | 9:14 am

    The heirs of a German-Jewish banker who claim the famous painting "The Scream" was looted from him by the Nazis want a New York museum to explain its history in its new display.

    The 1895 work by Edvard Munch is set to go on display Oct. 24 at the Museum of Modern Art in New York,...

  • Palestinian TV features artist depicting Israel as child-eating monster

    July 25, 2012 | 11:13 am

    An artist who recently appeared on Palestinian Authority TV described one of his paintings that featured an ogre—wearing a skullcap with the Star of David—killing children on a bayonet before eating them, Palestinian Media Watch reported.

    The painting shows two other monsters wearing similar skullcaps, as well as a pile of dead children.

    “This painting is about the Gaza massacre,” Palestinian artist Abd Al-Hai Msallam said. “Here I show the people, the kids, and the Zionist enemy’s cruelty and savagery.”

  • Nazi-looted, then returned, painting selling at auction

    June 5, 2012 | 10:39 am

    A 16th-century painting that was stolen from its Italian-Jewish owner, sold by France’s Vichy government and recently returned to his heirs is being auctioned off.

    Girolamo de’ Romani’s “Christ Carrying the Cross Dragged by a Rogue,” which was restituted in April to the heirs of...

  • Portrait of a Jewish family avenged

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    April 11, 2012 | 3:04 pm

    The victims of the Holocaust are most often recalled at their moments of agony and death. But it is also our duty to recall the richness of their lives before Europe fell under the shadow of Nazi Germany. What Hitler sought to destroy, after all, was not merely 6 million human lives...

  • Opinion: Artists’ ignorant use of the swastika

    March 14, 2012 | 2:26 pm

    I have a pretty open sense of humor, except when it comes to artists utilizing the imagery used to kill more than 6 million of of my Jewish ancestors. Especially since I’ve volunteered with and met many Holocaust survivors who still have numbers tattooed on their arms, from when...

  • Visit a Museum and Skip The Art

    By Annie Korzen

    October 12, 2011 | 1:46 pm

    My husband, Benni, loves art – especially modern painting.  I can’t say I share his passion.  We were just in New York where we went to a huge De Kooning retrospective.  Benni thrilled at each and every canvas while I sat on a bench and people-watched.

    I do, however, love...

  • Jewish-owned painting returned to heirs

    September 14, 2011 | 5:43 pm

    A painting sold under duress by its Jewish owners during World War II was restituted to his heirs.

    The painting, “Madame La Suire” by Albert von Keller, was returned Tuesday to the estate of Alfred Sommerguth with the help of New York’s Holocaust Claims Processing Office. It was...

  • Every Picture Has a Story

    By Tom Teicholz

    August 9, 2011 | 6:27 pm

    For 30 years, Michael Schwartz has owned and operated Galerie Michael, an art gallery on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, building, in his own words, “museum-quality collections, one work at a time.” Works by Picasso, Dali, Goya and Miró adorn the walls for the current exhibition...

  • Paint by soul

    By Rachel Heller

    July 21, 2011 | 6:38 pm

    The walls of Ora Tamir’s home are covered with color-soaked landscapes, masked faces and dystopian, dreamlike structures.

    Just don’t ask her what any of it means.

    “I don’t try to put a message in my paintings. Each piece evolves as I paint it — it just flows,” Tamir...

  • Getty Museum to return Nazi-looted painting

    March 29, 2011 | 3:56 pm

    The Getty Museum in Los Angeles will return a 17th-century Dutch painting looted by the Nazis to the heir of the Jewish art dealer.

    Jewish art dealer Jacques Goudstikker left 1,400 works of art in his Amsterdam gallery when he fled the Nazis in 1940. He died during the escape. His...

  • Color Me Mine and Boys

    By Julia Bendis

    December 22, 2010 | 11:14 am

    What’s a mother of boys to do during the 2-week Winter break?  After days of wrestling, fighting, video game playing, and countless hours of television, I decided to take my boys to “Color Me Mine” for some ceramic painting.  I’ve done it before myself, but my boys never showed...

  • Arts in L.A. Quarterly Calendar: Cultural events through Feb. 2009

    By Dikla Kadosh and Lilly Fowler

    December 10, 2008 | 3:04 pm

    ALTTEXT

    Robert Dowd -- Pop Art Money -- See Jan.17 listing

    DECEMBER

    Fri., Dec. 12
    "Laemmle Through the Decades: 1938-2008, 70 Years in 7 Days." It must have been an extraordinarily difficult task to select only seven films to represent the rich and diverse history of the Laemmle Theatres...

  • Arts in L.A. Quarterly Calendar: Cultural events through November 2008

    By Dikla Kadosh and Danielle Berrin

    September 11, 2008 | 3:22 am

    SEPTEMBER

    Fri., Sept. 12
    "A Blessing to One Another: Pope John Paul II and the Jewish People." Angelenos can explore the legacy of one of the Catholic Church's most beloved popes in a new Skirball Cultural Center exhibition. Through artifacts, photographs and audiovisual recordings...
  • Calendar Girls Picks and Clicks Aug. 30-Sept. 5: Painting, a benefit, jazz, flies

    By Dikla Kadosh and Danielle Berrin

    August 28, 2008 | 9:46 pm

    SAT | AUGUST 30

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    East-West issues are the focus of Sundaram Tagore Gallery's newest exhibition, "Dimensions of Color," which showcases the talents of artists representing Korea, Japan, India and Uzbekistan, as well as Israeli-born artist Nathan Slate Joseph. Joseph treats...

  • ‘Simple Twist of Fate’ finds meaning in artist’s work

    By Celia Soudry

    May 5, 2008 | 12:30 pm

    From the small religious village of Beit Yatir, just south of Jerusalem, to the far more secular beach city of Santa Monica, Judith Margolis made quite a journey to become Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion’s (HUC-JIR) artist-in-residence. When she accepted the...

  • Celebrating Israel’s 60th, Skirball Style

    By Tom Tugend

    April 17, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    There are many ways to celebrate Israel's 60th anniversary, and the Skirball Cultural Center is leading with its strength by offering a series of wide-ranging programs of art shows, music, film and lectures.

    Two current shows pay tribute to the nation's distaff side: "Ziva Sivan:...

  • The classic Szyk haggadah becomes a modern masterpiece of the digital age

    By Tom Tugend

    April 17, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    There's a 1,000-year-old haggadah, there's an Internet haggadah, and now there is a new $15,000 Arthur Szyk Haggadah.

    Szyk (pronounced Shick) was a Jew, a Pole, an American, and always an artist, whose brilliant paintings and cartoons could give new life to ancient traditions or...

  • Jewish art graces Loyola Marymount University

    By Celia Soudry

    April 3, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Loyola Marymount University (LMU), a Jesuit school, will be the surprising venue for an exhibition of Midrash-inspired paintings this weekend.

    The show opens Saturday evening as the pre-conference event of the Western Jewish Studies Association's 14th Annual Conference, which takes...

  • 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...
  • Books: The anti-Chagall offers a field guide to the shtetl

    By Gabriel Sanders

    November 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm



    "They Called Me Mayer July: Painted Memories of a Jewish Childhood in Poland Before the Holocaust" by Mayer Kirshenblatt and Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett (University of California Press, $39.95).

    Mayer Kirshenblatt was born in 1916 in the Polish town of Apt. In 1934, when he was...

  • Film: Child prodigy documentary spotlights director’s ethical struggle

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 4, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Amir Bar-Lev began his documentary, "My Kid Could Paint That," after he tired of creating television programs about pop culture for networks such as VH-1. He had previously won six international awards for his debut feature-length film, "Fighter," a portrait of two Holocaust...
  • ‘Europa’ docupic tracks Nazi looting and the fate of art masterworks

    By Tom Tugend

    September 27, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    The Nazi regime was not only the world's greatest murderer, but the biggest thief as well. High on the list of loot were Europe's master paintings and sculptures, with failed artist Adolf Hitler and his avaricious henchman, Hermann Goering, personally spearheading the plunder.

    More...

  • Abstract eye follows Dali in film at LACMA

    By Tom Freudenheim

    September 20, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Even by the standards of today's overheated art market, few artists have been as excessively hyped and overexposed as Salvador Dali (1904-1989). There are museums dedicated to his work in Florida and Spain, and in London you can "be transported into a world of melting clocks and...
  • Feminist ‘Scroll’ unfurled for Weisberg retrospective

    By Robert David Jaffee

    May 3, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Fifteen years since it was last exhibited at the Spertus Museum in Chicago, Ruth Weisberg's "The Scroll," a 94-foot mixed-media painting that encompasses the Jewish feminist narrative in mural form, will be displayed at the Skirball Cultural Center as part of a mid-career...
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