The Bezalel Institute of Art, founded in Jerusalem in 1906, aimed to revive the visual arts in Jewish tradition. The Zionist national renaissance used art nouveau to develop a new shape to the ancient seven-branched menorah as the emblem of Judea. The art students' creations, displayed in this Flash movie, are thus part of the romantic early 20th-century, attempt to restore the ancient mythic essence of the Jewish people.



Judaica Art Gallery: Menorah Lamps, 18th-20th centuries
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