the brushstroke: bridge between art and word

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  Many of the abstract expressionists, and truly the neo-impressionists before them, particularly Van Gogh and Cezanne, and even earlier, (it seems the source of this change is in the impressionists) already broke away from a certain classical mode in … Continued

Representational art and the soul

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Pictorialzation in art-making: all art-making at it’s outset is ‘abstract’, that is: non-representational. For the beginning is always a point and then a line; and a point and a line have no reference outside of themselves. According to the quality … Continued

the artist: self and others

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It seems right to appreciate all the good [that] one can see in another artist’s work for there is some good in everyone, and [it is worthy] to go as far as one can to see another artist’s point of … Continued

more on Kaballah and art

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I feel obligated to speak about a certain subject. I am sometimes asked about the choice of my colors, and also in connection with the kaballah, as my works suggest that I know something of kaballah, and there is much … Continued

accident in art

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The modern artists already reached into the concept of the accident; that the accident was not to be pushed out of the frame of the artwork, as had been done previously; the idea being that only what is intentional is … Continued

Torah and Modern Art

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Some are surprised: Why Torah with Modern art? Simple. Torah is pertinent in every generation. Even more so: Torah that is relevant to today is Torah truly. Torah that is in a form relevant to past generations is not truly … Continued

Piercing cry from the depths of darkness

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“Man prepares his heart and Hashem gives him a language to speak in” (see Proverbs 16:1). The shape of one’s life is formed and characterized by the language in which he speaks. One’s speech reveals his thoughts, one’s thoughts are … Continued

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