PROFESSOR MELISSA RAPHAEL: WHAT’S JEWISH ABOUT JEWISH ART? – Free LBC Lehrhaus Talk
Many commentators today would be wary of claiming that modern Jewish art has any exclusively Jewish religious and stylistic characteristics. Instead, they would argue that modern Jewish art belongs within the movements, techniques, and imaginary that make up the wider history of western art.
In this illustrated talk, Professor Emerita Melissa Raphael, author of Judaism and the Visual Image: A Jewish Theology of Art, will question that prevailing view. She will suggest (after Anthony Julius) that Jewish artists’ variously prophetic engagements with the Second Commandment’s proscription of idolatrous images present us with a definitively Jewish type of Jewish art.
Live on-line free talk
Sunday 5.00-6.30pm UK time
Date: 7 May 2023
To register please go to: https://lbc.ac.uk/lehrhaus-jewish-studies/#course-17030