Modern Jewish Art

Definitions, Problems, and Opportunities

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Ori Z. Soltes
Brill Research Perspectives
  • Boston, MA: 
    Brill
    , January
     2019.
     116 pages.
     $81.00.
     E-Book.
    ISBN
    9789004393233.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.

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In Modern Jewish Art: Definitions, Problems, and Opportunities, Ori Z. Soltes considers both the emerging and evolving discussion on, and theexpanding array of practitioners of ‘Jewish art’ in the past two hundred years. He notes the developing problem of how to define ‘Judaism’ in the 19th century—as a religion, a culture, a race, a nation, a people— and thus the complications for placing ‘Jewish art’ under the extended umbrella of ‘religion and the arts.’ The fluidity with which one mustengage the subject is reflected in the broadening conceptual and visual vocabulary, the extended range of subject foci and media, and the increasingly rich analytical approaches to the subject that have surfaced particularly in the past fifty years. Well-known and little- known artists are included in a far-ranging discussion of painting, sculpture, photography, video, installations, ceremonial objects, and works that blur the boundaries between categories.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Ori Z. Soltes is Teaching Professor of Jewish Civilizations at Georgetown University.

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