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Complex identities : Jewish consciousness and modern art

Author: Matthew Baigell; Milly Heyd
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press , ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Complex Identities is a joint effort by American and Israeli scholars who ask challenging questions about art as formed by society and ethnicity. Focusing on nineteenth- and twentieth-century European, American, and Israeli artists, the contributors delve into the many ways in which Jewish artists have responded to their Jewishness and to the societies in which they lived, and how these factors have influenced
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
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Complex identities.
New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press , c2001
(OCoLC)606547297
Named Person: Man Ray; Ben Shahn; Morris Louis; Richard Serra; R B Kitaj; Michal Na'aman
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Baigell; Milly Heyd
ISBN: 0813528682 9780813528687 0813528690 9780813528694
OCLC Number: 44110381
Description: xvii, 301 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
Contents: Master narratives/minority artists / Norman L. Kleeblatt --
"With wisdom and knowledge of workmanship": Jewish art without a question mark / Elisheva Revel-Neher --
Graven images on video? The second commandment and Jewish identity / Margaret Olin --
Origins of the Jewish Jesus / Ziva Amishai-Maisels --
Jewish naivete? Soutine's shudder / Donald Kuspit --
Soutine's Jewish bride fantasy / Avigdor W.G. Posèq --
Man Ray/Emanuel Radnitsky: who is behind The enigma of Isidore Ducasse / Milly Heyd --
From International socialism to Jewish nationalism: the John Reed club gift to Birobidzhan / Andrew Weinstein --
Ben Shahn, the four freedoms, and the SS St. Louis / Diana L. Linden --
Jewish-American artists: identity and Messianism / Matthew Baigell --
Sacred signs and symbols in Morris Louis: the charred journal series, 1951 / Mira Goldfarb Berkowitz --
Perpetual tension: considering Richard Serra's Jewish identity / Hariet F. Senie --
R.B. Kitaj's "good bad" diasporism and the body in American Jewish postmodern art / Sander L. Gilman --
The Jewish Venus / Gannit Andori --
Secular culture and traditional Judaism in the art of Michal Na'aman / Haya Fridberg
Responsibility: edited by Matthew Baigell and Milly Heyd.

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