Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Tikkun Zyor / תיקון ציור Painting Repair - Jewish Jesus Exhibit, NY

Painting Repair ... Tikkun Zyor / תיקון ציור

Christ and the Doctors, or Yeshua with the Teachers in Judea, 8 AD
Repainting : A quick study from Albrecht Durer's "Christ among the Doctors"dating to 1506, now in the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid, Spain. Based on Luke 2: 46-50 ..... "After three days they found him in the temple courts, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. 47 Everyone who heard him was amazed at his understanding and his answers. 48 When his parents saw him, they were astonished. His mother said to him, “Son, why have you treated us like this? Your father and I have been anxiously searching for you.”
49 “Why were you searching for me?” he asked. “Didn’t you know I had to be in my Father’s house?” 50 But they did not understand what he was saying to them."  
 For the Jewish Jesus Exhibit in New York

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Artist Call : re-Painting a Jewish Jesus, Re-imagining Iconic Christian Renaissance and Medieval paintings in their 1st Century Judean and Galilean Context

Artist Call: Re-Painting a Jewish Jesus. (New York Gallery Exhibit, 2014-15) The idea is to take a Renaissance or Medieval painting of Jesus ie: Birth, Baptism, Last Supper, etc and repaint it in the Artists' own style but re-setting in its proper Judean/Galilean/Netzarim context. As examples.... I painted the following this morning from 1655 The Baptism of Christ by Bartolome Esteban Murillo  ie: painting Jesus as a Torah observant Jewish Rabbi. The idea for this exhibit comes from Bernard Starr, Author and Journalist in NY City, he is working on the venue and other details. 

Left: "The Baptism of Christ " Bartolome Esteban Murillo, 1655

Right: Yeshua after Ritual Immersion in the Jordan, R Borghese, 2013

Jewish Jesus Art Exhibit
Left: Oldest surviving panel icon of "Christ Pantocrator", encaustic on panel, c. 6th century.

Right: Yeshua haNeTzr, the Nazarene
wearing tallit and holding a Torah scroll, RBorghese 2013