A Look into Jewish Aesthetics and Abstraction

  • Leah Brand University of Florida

Abstract

Responding to art critic Harold Rosenberg’s notions of the state of, and even existence of Jewish art in the mid-twentieth century, this paper questions the relationship of identity and artistic practice, focusing on the creative process and theory of Ashkenazi artist, Mark Rothko. 

Author Biography

Leah Brand, University of Florida
Leah Brand is a fourth year Art History and English dual degree student. She hopes to continue her research on the topics of abstraction, modernism, and identity in a masters program next year.

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Published
2019-11-19