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. Camile Pissaro is best known as a/an
Question 2. Where was Israeli artist Reuven Rubin's first major exhibit held?
Question 3. What was the name of the first neighborhood established outside the Old City of Jerusalem in 1860?
Ma'a lot Dafna
Question 4. True or False: Micrography creates images out of words
Question 5. The Supreme Court building in Jerusalem was built to face both the city and the:
Independence Hall in Tel Aviv
The Knesset (parliament)
Mount Herzl (military cemetery)
Question 6. 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 7. Which biblical character was appointed to build the Tabernacle?
Question 8. 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 9. An 18th century illustrated Book of Esther shows Queen Vashti portrayed as
Question 10. Modigliani, an Italian Jewish painter of the early 20th century, settled in which European city?