Yoram Raanan lost 2,000 works of art when his Beit Meir studio went up in flames. But he’s ‘looking at the positive’—and the Talmud—for peace of mind.
To promote next year’s biennale, local artists have taken to the balconies of a Jerusalem apartment complex to capture the city’s landscape
Chagall’s only daughter Ida—an influential subject of his paintings—died 22 years ago this week. She would have been 100.
The painter’s ‘intuitive’ and ‘groping’ New York show, ‘Stuff Change,’ deftly intertwines abstraction with the graphic representation of lively messes
Peter Ruta, who turns 98 this month, is still painting and still not getting his due
The painter’s early 1950s work is the subject of an exceptional, worth-the-detour new show in Maine
An exhibit that is a violation of a young girl’s and a dead artist’s privacy. Or not.
A new gallery show helps reassess the Lithuanian-born artist’s important work—and reveals it as anything but tragic
British author Robin Saikia looks back at the two artists’ work
Two new biographical studies and dual exhibits in Vienna plumb the psychodrama of the great Lucian Freud
The work, lost for a century, depicts Edgardo Mortara, an Italian Jewish boy seized by Church authorities
The annual sales include postcards from Alan Dershowitz’s collection and a stunning 18th-century Haggadah
A series of exhibits focuses on Oscar Rabine. Did his 1978 exile to Paris clear new ground for dissident art?
A Roy Lichtenstein show at the Art Institute of Chicago reveals the movement’s affront to WASPy decorum
A Jewish Museum show reveals an avant-garde painter in turn-of-the-20th-century Paris transformed by his patrons into a mere portraitist
Israeli artist Nir Hod transforms a famous photograph from the Warsaw Ghetto into a Cindy Sherman-style portrait of a modern fashionista
Painter Ward Shelley plays with the history of Judaism in ‘The People of the Book,’ a series of giant, whimsical flowcharts that tell a story
A show of early paintings by Eva Hesse at the Brooklyn Museum neglects the Jewish history that framed and influenced her art
Three remarkably realist Marc Chagall paintings of synagogues, to be sold at Sotheby’s tomorrow, tell the story of the artist’s Zionism
Critical View: Shai Azoulay—headlining a show with sculptor Reuven Israel at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art—sets a white donkey adrift in a desert sea
In his late artworks, Arbit Blatas took on the Holocaust
Yoram Kaniuk on his battles for health and recognition