Ahasuerus at the Easel: Jewish Art and Jewish Artists in by Tom Sandqvist

By Tom Sandqvist

This survey asks a likely uncomplicated query: Is there an affinity among the emergence of recent artwork and numerous Avant-Garde activities resembling Russian Suprematism and varnish or Hungarian Constructivism round in regards to the flip of the final century and the method of Jewish assimilation within the Habsburg empire and Russian tsardom respectively? What concerning the attainable connection among «Hebraism», Jewish Messianism, Talmudic philosophy, and Kabbalistic speculations and the main radical, Utopian Avant-Garde routine of the quarter? used to be Russian Cubo-Futurism, Suprematism, Productivism, Polish and Hungarian Constructivism really fostered through rules and practices articulated in jap Jewry? And what used to be the effect of Anti-Semitism on how the artists regarding stylistic purity and their very own cultural id within the zone already sooner than the emergence of Avant-Gardism? and the way did the intended biblical ban on «graven images» impression the technique of the Jewish artists?

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Abstract art built on folkloric foundations made visible mainly in the Jewish Pale of Settlement was here considered specifically “Jewish”. This might also be interpreted as an expression of a conscious projection of the Jewish more or less acculturated establishment on to its own roots in the “primitive” shtetl culture and its various visual idioms such as these were brought out through the ethnographical expeditions in the region. The fact that Martin Buber, certainly born in Vienna, the capital of the Habsburg dual monarchy and the absolute cultural, economical and political fixed point of the entire empire, was spending a great deal of his childhood at his grandfather Solomon Buber’s place in another capital on the periphery of this empire, namely in Lemberg, as today’s Ukrainian Lviv was called then, the administrative and political center of Galicia, cannot be insignificant in regard to how he, fairly 50 Seth L.

The erudite philosopher of religion Martin Buber, to whom this survey will return over and over again, ought to have known better than singing with the choir of voices maintaining that Jewish culture was substantially iconoclastic and hostile to art when he in 1903, referring to his own lecture at the Zionist congress in Basel two years earlier, compiled and wrote his introduction in the illustrated publication Jüdischer Künstler about six modern Jewish artists, namely Jozef Israëls, Lesser Ury, Ephraim Moses Lilien, Max Liebermann, Solomon J.

P. 155. 49 The promoter of and driving force of behind Austellung jüdischer Künstler at Galerie für alte und neue Kunst in Berlin the following year was the artist Alfred Nossig, a Jewish nationalist at the time working in full correspondence with the Zionist spirit of Buber, a poet, sculptor and intellectual activist from Galicia who had moved to the German capital in 1900 and who now with the exhibition including totally almost 200 works tried to inform the educated public about the unique artistic achievements of the “Jewish race”.

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