personal legacy stalks Bak's Holocaust paintings
in the Landscapes of Jewish Experience. His canvases present
relics of ruin and vestiges of order, a wasteland of Jewish tradition
struggling out of its disarray, leaving his viewers to determine from
this turmoil how much of a chance for renewal remains. The feature includes
a webcast interview with and essays
by the artist, commentary
on his work by Lawrence Langer, and a flash
slideshow with details from Bak's work.
Arts section features paintings
of King David by the American-Israeli artist Schwebel. His
pieces move back and forth between the past and present; some appear
timeless in background and dress, while many others are in modern settings.
also an audio webcast
interview with the artist.
of the Dream: Pioneer Jewish Photographers in the Land of Israel 1890-1933
Press and Jewish Publication Society, 1998) is the first comprehensive
book to chart the origins and development of local photography seen
through the eyes of Jewish photographers. The material is based on primary
research mostly from Israeli archives, and interviews with descendants
of the early photographers. Documentors of the Dream is the work of
photographer and photo historian Vivienne Silver-Brody, of the Silver
Print Gallery in the Israeli artists' village of Ein Hod on the Carmel.
Enjoy also an audio webcast interview with Ms. Silver-Brody.
In celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of Israel, photograper Frederic
Brenner has produced an exquisitely crafted book of black and white
photographs of members of some fourteen recent immigrant families, all
of whom he had previously photographed in their native countries. His
photograph essay, Exile at Home (Harry N. Abrams Publishers,
1998), evokes questions regarding the definitions of "exile"
and "home." Enjoy an audio webcast interview with the photographer.