Jewish Journal

The Wistful Hirszenberg

By Milad Doroudian

3 weeks ago

Hirszenberg, Sef-Portrait, 1903.

When we stare at art, or what we may call art sometimes, it is human nature to want to look at the pleasant, the pleasing, yet here is an exception, an example rather of an artist’s work... read on

  • Liebermann: An Artist’s Studio

    By Milad Doroudian

    January 24, 2015 | 6:52 am

    In 2012, the famous Nazi apartment in Munich that held more than 1000 works of stolen art from all over Germany and the world, also held a few disparate pieces by the renowned Impressionist, Max Liebermann. Yet, outside of the art historian bromide-universe he is not so acclaimed,... read on

  • Beauty is not in the eye of the beholder, it is objective.

    By Milad Doroudian

    December 25, 2014 | 10:48 pm

    It is no particular secret that human beings enjoy looking at aesthetically pleasing things, whether it is art, nature, or just other people. Our eyes are drawn to beauty, to the pleasing colours, lines, and shapes of the world around us, which in turn play a substantial role in... read on

  • A Bright Light For The L.A. Art Scene: QART.COM Gallery Opening

    By Milad Doroudian

    December 9, 2014 | 8:11 am

    How much do you know about Stan Lee, despite the fact that he was Jewish, and had something to do with Spiderman? If not much, then here is your chance to discover one of the reasons why he is considered to be one of the most important comic-book artists of all time.

    Quality Art... read on

  • Practical Objectivism: The Virtues of Capitalism

    By Milad Doroudian

    November 27, 2014 | 12:28 pm

    The self. The thing which cannot be sacrificed, or compromised to fit within anyone’s idea of life, except one’s own. It is the very tenant that is behind the idea of capitalism, which incidentally is also the most moral of economic systems, regardless of what popular opinion, or... read on

  • Libeskind:To Create is To Be

    By Milad Doroudian

    November 19, 2014 | 9:21 pm

    People come on this earth with one single purpose, the very thing which gives meaning to their lives: to create, to prosper, and to achieve. What is one of the great examples of achievement if not that of man and woman’s ability to create massive structures upon this earth in... read on

  • Bakst: The “Ballet Artist”

    By Milad Doroudian

    November 15, 2014 | 1:38 pm

    Male artists have historically had the tendency to impose feminine qualities upon their works, but never to the extent of Bakst, whose feminine exigencies create unique tendencies that are more than apparent in his work. Yet Bakst was not just a man, but an individual who took... read on

  • 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... read on

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