CONTEMPORARY ARTWORK TECHNIQUES EVERY ARTIST SHOULD KNOW OF
- THE PAINTING BEFORE THE INCORPORATION OF MODERN TECHNOLOGY
Jewish modern art until the incorporation of modern technology was heavily influenced by themes developed by the great Russian-Jewish artist Marc Chagall, whose works famously in jerusalem adorn the stain glass windows in the ornamental synagogue at the Hadassah Hospital in Ein Kerem. The themes of weddings, violin- and flute-playing chassidic figures, figures in flight, and the bright colors of Chagall are still popular today among Jewish artists. Others have incorporated the techniques of cubism and expressionism into their works of art.
What has changed today is the ability to use photography and painting and plastic arts – and in some cases even video technology – to create thoroughly contemporary works of art while at the same time preserving Jewish themes, but in a way seldom seen before.
- HOW HAS MODERN TECHNOLOGY EVOLVED PAINTINGS( EXAMPLE: MODERN JEW ART)
It is now possible to create mixed media works that incorporate a number of techniques all at once – sculpture, painting, drawing, and photography – in a way that allows for original works never seen before due to previous technical limitations. Renewal of Jewish art is thus taking place.
- FINDING THE PERFECT BLEND OF ANCIENT THEME AND CONTEMPORARY ARTWORK
In Menucha Page’s gallery in a refurbished historic dwelling in the historic beautiful central Jerusalem neighborhood of Nachlaot, you can find a range of displayed works all using the mixed media techniques described above in different ways . While many accomplished artists have one style that is recognizable (for example, the famous sheeps’ heads that adorn many galleries in Jerusalem), Menucha is constantly coming up with new techniques and styles, both for commissioned works and her own creations. This versatility is reflected in Menucha Page’s painting, drawing, photographic, and plastic art mixed media works.