Articles in Category: Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art

Landscapes for Humanity
Paintings by Batya F. Kuncman

Written on October 25, 2010

LeAhava, photograph by Batya Kuncman Courtesy Charter Oak Cultural Center

The world is complicated.  Surely it seems that Divine justice is elusive.  God’s role is frequently masked and our human situation is terribly fragile. Yet according to artist Batya F. Kuncman our condition is “most promising.”  Her optimistic artwork is designed to illuminate this shadowy nature of our existence and strives for clarity and ultimate closeness to God.  In “Landscapes for Humanity” currently at the Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art images of infants are the tools she uses to explicate her belief.