Posted by on Jun 12, 2011 in Ketubah Art, News | 0 comments

Bezalel Style Ketubah

This couple had a long and diverse list of images they wanted to incorporate into their ketubah, and since they ranged from references to their Hebrew names, respective family trees, and favorite holidays to lunar cycles and Jerusalem, I chose to compartmentalize the vignettes by utilizing a layout that was popular in the 1920’s in the recently founded Bezalel School of Art in what was then Palestine.  The Art Nouveau-influenced use of curved lines brought to the school by German immigrant artists came to characterize a Jewish style of that period, and this very fact was meaningful to the couple along with their specific imagery requests.

Challenges like this, to create balance out of a dissimilar list of images, is a great part of the joy my work brings me.

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