Over the centuries, artists – Jewish and Christian alike – have read the biblical text carefully and interpreted it visually. In this course. we will explore visual commentary concerning some of these complex human relationships. We will examine illuminated manuscripts and paintings of Bible stories that portray groups of three or more protagonists with conflicting interests, among them Abraham, Sarah, and Hagar; Isaac, Rebecca, and the twins; Jacob, Joseph, and the brothers; and Moses, Aaron, and Miriam. We will look at the way the rivalries are dealt with in Jewish and Christian sources, how they are visualized in works of art, what the artists stressed in the episodes, and the literary sources that might have influenced them.
Tuition: IS 725 per course
10% discount for pre-registration for one series (10 classes): 650 shekels (prior to March 3, 2021)
10% discount price for 2 series of classes, 15% discount price for 3 series of classes or more
All courses will be held on-line via Zoom
Threefold Human Relationships in the Bible and in Art