Jewish Journal

  • Lissitsky’s Intersectionality

    By Milad Doroudian

    3 weeks ago

    Can geometry and colour be the only elements that can make up art? The truth is that aesthetics is a truly difficult thing to understand, especially when it is directed towards the fostering of pure artistic feeling. Suprematism, as we have come to know it was first introduced by... read on

  • The Forgotten Adler

    By Milad Doroudian

    August 5, 2014 | 4:30 am

    To paint is a terribly difficult thing to do. Yet, to paint others over scenery and landscapes makes it that much more difficult. For some at least. Salomon Adler on the other hand was born with the superb gift of portraiture. It wasn't just his ability to capture individuals at... read on

  • Aliyah and Love

    By Milad Doroudian

    July 15, 2014 | 1:36 am

     From Israel with love. That might be the best way to describe Erna Goldman's fascinating story from the heart of Nazi Germany into the arms of her boyfriend and soulmate, Moshe Goldman. Although they are part of the lucky few who have had the chance to escape Hitler’s grasp early... read on

  • Israëls: The Dutch Emotionalist

    By Milad Doroudian

    June 26, 2014 | 12:42 am

    Romanticism. That is the greatest calling that an artist could strive for. This is why I so passionately believe that Joseph Israels, although greatly forgotten and underrated by history, is one of the great Jewish romanticists. Deemed as “the most respected Dutch artist of the... read on

  • The Museum Curator

    By Milad Doroudian

    June 15, 2014 | 10:08 am

    The still sounds of the entire hall were filled by the voice of an elderly man. His words recounting the rich and bustling Jewish communities that once inhabited Romania before the Second World War. However, unlike most, Aristide Streja, age 92, knows what he was talking about as... read on

  • 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... read on

  • Nussbaum: The woe of an artist

    By Milad Doroudian

    May 29, 2014 | 2:15 am

    They often say that the life of an artist is tragic by nature. Whether this generalization seems to be an overstatement when you take into account Felix Nussbaum’s story, is up to you. Yet surely you should at least begin to ponder on the real tragedies of our world. Nussbaum, an... read on

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Milad Doroudian is a history student at the University of British Columbia and a writer. He is currently working on a book on the Jassy Pogrom of 1941, and is an active...

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