Art

Chaim Soutine: the artist who fell foul of the hygiene police

By Julia Weiner, October 19, 2012

You have almost certainly heard of Marc Chagall, and Modigliani may be a familiar name. But what about Chaim Soutine?

With the Ben Uri Gallery in London currently displaying a newly acquired Soutine painting, it is time to discover more about an artist, who, like his great friend Chagall, made his way from his home in Russia in the early years of the 20th century to study and work in Paris.

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An artist in love with the Holy Land

By Jennifer Lipman, October 12, 2012

Just outside the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem lies a house built in the mid-1870s by a founding member of the Pre-Raphaelite movement.

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Mayor: Tower Hamlets mural ‘to be removed’

By Marcus Dysch, October 4, 2012

A mural depicting money-grabbing bankers and highlighting Western imperialism conspiracy theories will be removed following complaints that it contains antisemitic undertones.

Freedom for Humanity was painted on a property near Brick Lane in London’s East End by renowned international graffiti artist Kalen Ockerman, known as Mear One.

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Art House: gallery

By Alan Montague, September 13, 2012

Over 300 works were submitted to this year's Art House community exhibition. Here's a selection

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Art House: the community's artists on show

By Julia Weiner, September 13, 2012

It made quite a picture. There they were — more than 200 artists, their families and friends crowded into the London Jewish Cultural Centre for the opening of the second Art House community exhibition last week.

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Art attack as exhibition gets underway at Ivy House

By Alan Montague, September 7, 2012

Over 200 artists, their families and friends crowded into the London Jewish Cultural Centre for the opening of the second Art House community art exhibition this week.

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Rare Judaica paintings to be sold — for ice cream

By Anna Sheinman, September 6, 2012

For the first time in 30 years, six important paintings of scenes from Jewish life, by the artist Alfred Wolmark, are to go on sale.

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Art House: It's show time for artists

By Alan Montague, August 23, 2012

Art House, organised and hosted by the London Jewish Cultural Centre in partnership with the JC, invites amateur and professional artists to submit works for exhibition.
Entries must be submitted to the LJCC at Ivy House on August 30, August 31, September 2 or September 3. Artists must be 16 or older. The entry fee is £10 to submit one work or £25 for a maximum submission of three.

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Sculpture looted by Nazis returned to rightful owners

By Anna Sheinman, August 17, 2012

A 500-year-old sculpture stolen from a Jewish family by the Nazis was today returned to the heirs of its rightful owners in Germany.

The wooden sculpture of St Peter, depicted wearing a golden cloak, was intended for Adolf Hitler’s "Fuhrermuseum". It is estimated to be one of 560 pieces of art work stolen from Jewish collections for the museum, reported Bloomberg.

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How we can believe in something even when we can’t see it for ourselves

By Naftali Brawer, July 5, 2012

I recently visited the Hayward Gallery in London to see a new exhibition entitled Invisible: Art about the Unseen, 1957 -2012. While, to many, the term "invisible art" would appear to be an oxymoron, this exhibition explores the work of a unique group of artists, starting with the Frenchman, Yves Klein, in the 1950s, who began to conceive of and produce art that cannot been seen, only imagined.

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