Jewish Art QuizThe earliest pieces of Jewish art were religious objects--Torah adornments, marriage certificates, tombstones--that were illuminated. Relatively recently, "art for art's sake" became a concept--and the Jewish world quickly adapted, producing such notable talents as Marc Chagall and Yaacov Agam. How much do you know about Jewish art?
Question 1. True or False: Micrography creates images out of words
Question 2. The Dura Europos synagogue is known for its
Sculptures of Jewish philosophers
Frescoes portraying biblical scenes
Arches and cathedral-like architecture
Question 3. The Second Commandment prohibits
Desecrating the Sabbath
Question 4. What are teraphim?
Embroidered tapestries often hung in ancient temples
Figurines of household gods of healing and welfare
Ornately decorated bath-houses
Pieces of art that also serve a ritual function
Question 5. Archie Rand is famous for painting a synagogue mural in which American city?
San Francisco, California
Newport, Rhode Island
Brooklyn, New York
Question 6. Where was Israeli artist Reuven Rubin's first major exhibit held?
Question 7. Modigliani, an Italian Jewish painter of the early 20th century, settled in which European city?
Question 8. Which contemporary Israeli artist developed a type of minimalism strongly influenced by natural form and the Israeli landscape?
Question 9. When did Anna Ticho, famous for her drawings of the Jerusalem hills, first move to Jerusalem?
She was born there
Question 10. How did Moshe Kupferman express his experience in Polish concentration camps through his paintings?
He employed muted colors and geometric formations
He only painted in shades of black
He used finger painting and other child-like qualities to represent a loss of innocence
He blended photography, newspaper clippings, and other mediums into his work