art, culture, education, family, Hills of Galilee, Horizon Magazine July 1961, Israel, Judaica, Quote "truly is good when your hands can do what your eyes see and you understand", Safed, Self taught artist, Shalom Moskovitz artist, Shalom of Safed painter, Tower of Babel painting
The Lord smites the firstborn of Egypt, both men and beast (Exodus 12). At the bottom of the painting are the Egyptian harvest and the river Nile. From an article in Horizon Magazine, July 1961 issue. A fascinating glimpse at the work of a self taught artist, Shalom Moskovitz. For technical reasons, we have reproduced only 6 of the 7 works mentioned in the article.
Hopefully, we are still able to distinguish what goes by the name of “religious art” from the art which occupies the heart of the artist. Art, not used in a religious setting like as a church or synagogue per se. Not a “commissioned” artifact for any religious purpose at all, but a child like image, in this case of his or her inner world, free of constraints and free of the “rules of art“.
Coming next is perhaps one of the most important paintings in my opinion: the Tower of Babel.