Jewish Israeli Contemporary Art for Sale
Art is defined in very many ways and divided into many areas, such as folk art, contemporary art, modern art, classic art, to name a few. Especially with Jewish paintings, different techniques that developed over time, with access to more materials and learning from different cultures, sometimes give name to the pieces. Fresco, tempera, pastels, oils, etc. Aesthetic criteria can classify works collectively, such as sculpture, paintings, photography or drawings. In recent years, digital art has replaced paintings, having become a slightly controversial area. This is due to often implementing 3D Software and various image manipulation applications to create an impression.
To the artist, though, art is none of the above. An artist will tell you that art, especially Jewish Art, is intangible and comes from deep within, from the soul or however said artist will refer to his or her innermost self. An entire art class will draw the same model and each drawing will be different. Different eyes, hair, lips, etc. Why is this? Each artist subconsciously recreates his or herself, draws on his or her personal experiences.
The term Jewish art has been debated and dates back as far as Bezalel, who was the chief artisan of the Holy Tabernacle. Many artists like Marc Chagall, depicted clearly Jewish themes in their works, which include Jewish paintings, some being for sale. Others though created masterpieces without a hint to their Jewish heritage. Nevertheless, both extremes count as Jewish art.
Jewish art is the creation of an image, whether two-dimensional or three-dimensional, with a Jewish theme. It could be an Eastern European shtetel with kerchiefed women and men wearing caps, traveling in horse drawn carriages made of wood, delivering or buying goods from a central area of commerce. Some artists depict indoor scenes of men of all ages in religious garb, with secure skullcaps and hats and fringes dancing off their garments. Women with head coverings are often depicted reciting the blessing over candles, either alone or surrounded by their daughters.
Other artists, such as Menucha Page Fine Art, choose to the Hebrew letters and classic Torah texts in Hebrew and Aramaic. Simplicity is the underlying theme. No technology is depicted, no electrical appliances. If the scene shows a woman preparing food, the subject does everything by hand. Somehow, this makes it more authentic, more Israeli Jewish art.
Visual Jewish Art and Paintings for Sale
Visual art, called plastic art in Europe and other areas of the globe, including Israel, includes a very broad range of anything the viewer can see, such as painted canvases, wood, stone, plaster, cement, metal and ceramics, to name a few. Artists draw on experiences and surroundings. Israeli Jewish art by Menucha Page Fine Art is inspired by the historic Nachlaot neighborhood of Jerusalem, steeped in Jewish history and culture, in which her studio is located.
Some find formation of the letters of the Hebrew alphabet art in and of itself. Jewish art often depicts pages of scripture in different context, whether in volumes of the Talmud or a Torah scroll, or entwined in ordinary objects, the letters themselves have a life and energy all their own, seemingly jumping out of the pages. Jewish art can even depict an entire scene out of letters.
Menucha Page Fine Art depicts an array of images, some accented with metallic elements, while others are brought out by tones of colors, light and dark. For the artist who values a Jewish home, these Jewish artworks for sale will reflect that, each and every time and no matter how modern the concepts, the hominess always draws the viewer in and instills a sense of comfort.