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Edward van Voolen

My Grandparents, My Parents and I: Jewish Art and Culture


In this beautifully illustrated book, Rabbi and art historian Edward van Voolen has brought together numerous works that expand our view of Jewish life and art. Organised in a loosely chronological order, this book introduces readers to works that reflect the dramatic events of the past and explore the eternal search for Jewish identity. He points out the Jewish aspects of works by predominantly nineteenth- and twentieth-century artists such as Modigliani, Pissarro and Frida Kahlo, among others, and discusses these themes within the paintings of Barnett Newman and the sculpture of Richard Serra.

His accompanying text explores the connection between Judaism and art and culture, helping readers approach familiar images through a new and exciting perspective.

Format: Hardcover
Published: in Germany in 2006
Publisher: Prestel Verlag
Pages: 192
Language: English
ISBN 13: 9783791333625
ISBN 10: 3791333623

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My Grandparents, My Parents and I: Jewish Art and Culture