Is it possible to consider the making of art a proper Jewish pastime?

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 Art-making, in it’s most positive light, seems to derive from an inner compulsion to picture, to bring into focus, and to establish in the world, that which is searched out by the mind and heart to know; to reveal what … Continued

Exploration of self

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The Jewish artist who is involved in the exploration of his self is involved in the entire gamut of existence, for the man contains all of the creation. Furthermore his artwork affects the entire creation for he moves all the … Continued

wedding of form and content

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The very essence of what I understand art, in its positive sense, to be, is a creative process of exposing content and form together. This is art—not merely an expression of content within traditional and accepted forms, rather the creation … Continued

Reaching Out

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An artist is often so deeply involved in himself and in bringing forth his expressions for which he has dedicated his entire life and being; such that, as far as the sale of his works goes, this may not occupy … Continued

Torah and art, can they coexist?

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The question (again): Torah and art, can they coexist? Examination: art, it seems to me, in its best sense is this: the artist is one who stands back; that is, he detaches himself from the flow of life: of the … Continued

art is a reflection of the world

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It seems to me now that art is a matter of a reflection of the world, as I wrote in another place* (*the matter being that from the difficulty which was with me now for many years: how can art … Continued

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