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. Yaccov Agam is famous for what style of painting?
Question 2. Which of the following is an example of Hellenistic influence over Jewish art?
Herod's restoration of the Jerusalem Temple
The synagogue at Hamat Tiberias's zodiac circle with Helios the sun god and his chariot at the center
The floor mosaic of the Bet Alpha Synagogue
All of the above
Question 3. Modigliani, an Italian Jewish painter of the early 20th century, settled in which European city?
Question 4. Which contemporary Israeli artist developed a type of minimalism strongly influenced by natural form and the Israeli landscape?
Question 5. Sharon Ya'ari, winner of the 2006 Israel Prize for outstanding visual art, is best known for taking photographs of
Israeli landscapes with an eye for photojournalism
Israeli soldiers as models to recreate famous paintings such as The Last Supper
Everyday symbols and ornamentation of Arab and Israeli life
Ordinary scenes that hint at an undercurrent of anxiety always present in Israeli society
Question 6. 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
Question 7. Which object is described as a piece of art made by Moses himself
The Ten Commandments
The Temple entryway
The Bronze Serpent
The Burning Bush
The Golden Calf
Question 8. What was Chaim Soutine's signature style?
Thick, black lines
Wavy elongation of bodies
Question 9. Jerusalem stone is known for its
Distinct layers multi-colored
White or cream-colored marble
Similarity to granite
Question 10. Which modern Jewish artist was known for using a spray gun on his paintings?