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Rylands Haggadah: Medieval Jewish Art in Context The Rylands Haggadah, created in Catalonia Spain sometime around 1330, is a towering masterpiece of Jewish Art.  In addition to pages of piyutim surrounded by ornate decorative and figurative micrography, richly decorated Haggadah text and blessings, there is…
Poussin’s Bible Near the end of his long and productive life Nicolas Poussin was commissioned to paint in 1660 an unusual series of paintings called the Four Seasons.  They very quickly became some of the best known and beloved of his artworks; utilizing four scenes…
At The Metropolitan Museum The Courtyard of a House in Delft, 1658, oil on canvas by Pieter de Hooch, lent by The National Gallery, London Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675), one of the great masters of the Golden Age of Dutch painting, had nothing to do with the…
Artemisia and Esther Artemisia Gentileschi, Esther Before Ahasuerus, 1622, oil on canvas, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Elinor Dorrance Ingersall Whether it is Purim or not, it’s always a good time to see Artemisia at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Artemisia Gentileschi is the…

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