Art in Zion: The Genesis of Modern National Art in Jewish Palestine

Art in Zion: The Genesis of Modern National Art in Jewish Palestine

by Dalia Manor

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Art in Zion deals with the link between art and national ideology and specifically between the artistic activity that emerged in Jewish Palestine in the first decades of the twentieth century and the Zionist movement. In order to examine the development of national art in Jewish Palestine, the book focuses on direct and indirect expressions of Zionist ideology in the artistic activity in the yishuv (the Jewish community in Palestine). In particular, the book explores two major phases in the early development of Jewish art in Palestine: the activity of the Bezalel School of Art and Crafts, and the emergence during the 1920s of a group of artists known as the Modernists.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781134367818
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/03/2004
Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 296
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Dr. Dalia Manor is an art historian and critic with special interest in modern art and national identity. She has published numerous articles, catalogues and reviews on art in Israel. She lectures in Israeli Culture at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations.  Note on Terms, Translation and Transliteration.  Introduction  Part 1: The Bezalel Institute and the Myth of Origin of Israeli Art  1. Ideological Background  2. Boris Schatz Founder of Bezalel  3. The Bezalel Institute  4. The Iconography of Bezalel Art  5. A 'Hebrew Style': The Early Quest for Local Jewish Art  Part 2: Art for the Nation: The Work of Reuven Rubin  6. Beginnings in Romania  7. Rubin in Palestine  Part 3: The Modernists of the 1920s  8. A View from Afar: Landscapes of the Homeland  9. Orientalism, Primitivism, and Folklore: Looking at the Country's Types  10. Art and Ideas: Artists, Critics and the Role of Art.  Conclusion  

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