Jewish Art Study Tour in Israel

28 Feb

Israeli and Jewish ART – Study Tour: July 19 – 28, 2011

At the end of the 19th century there were only a handful of Jewish artists – a prominent minority that stands out in contrast to the thriving world of Hebrew literature. One reason for this was the prohibition on Jews being accepted to art academies in many European countries. In addition, the ban represented by the statement, “thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image” also carried weight in the decision-making process of these young artists. The Jewish artists who were active at the time were more engaged in issues of Jewish identity, and thus spent less time dealing with issues of personal expression.

What are the themes that contemporary artists deal with in Israel? Is the art of Jewish artists different from the art of Muslim and Christian artists currently working in the country?

Does the profound connection to the text and the place of honor given to the written word in Israeli art stem from the ban on “not creating graven images”?

These issues and others will be discussed during the comprehensive art tour offered by the Galilee International Management Institute. The program is for art lovers from around the world who want to investigate the sources of inspiration for contemporary Israeli artists. Interact with local Jewish and Arab artists, visit galleries, listen to local art experts and get to know Israeli culture as you find out what makes the Israeli art world tick.

For more information visit Israeli and Jewish Art Study Tour presented by Galilee College.

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