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(Posthuman Catalogue) Jewish Art & Aesthetics of Judaism

Stepping back at the long arc of Jewish art in tandem with the history of Jewish thought gives to view a kind of cataloge. Included are black inky letters their script and configuration, rosettes and arabesques and other ornamental figures, … Continue reading

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Deer Coming Down The Hill & Crossing the Street (Syracuse)

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(God-Like) Sleeping Heifer (New York State Fair 2019)

Do they all do this when they are sleeping? Asleep, the young heifer folds up into herself like a fetus or an ancient ledger book. The almost utter pliability of the body suggests at rest a kind of perfect, divine … Continue reading

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(Trump Trade Wars) The Cows Are Gone (New York State Fair 2019)

The jewel in the crown at a big State Fair is the cowsheds. Dairy-families bring their stock to show, camping out and caring for the animals, and connecting with each other and with the larger social public. This year we … Continue reading

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Animals (Franz Marc & Martin Buber)

Yellow Cow This terrestrial surface is a physical place of noise and violence. Redemption is its metamorphosis. Franz Marc, who was killed at Verdun on the Western Front, was a tragic figure to those who memorialized him. Writing his obituary … Continue reading

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(Bar Yochnei & Gigantic Rotten Egg) Medieval Hebrew Duck

“This is bird that’s called Bar Yochnei” BL Hebrew Project‏ @BL_HebrewMSS FollowingFollowing @BL_HebrewMSS #duckweek This duck can be seen in the North French Miscellany (Add MS 11639 f.517v, 1277-1324). Technically it is the Bar Yochnei, a mythical bird large enough to block … Continue reading

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Hunger Art (Chaim Soutine)

“Still Life with Herring” sounds like a Jewish spoof on the French fine art tradition. From the same milieu of Russian Jews in Paris, Chaim Soutine is the anti-Chagall. There is nothing dreamy about his work. There is no lift … Continue reading

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