Jewish Artists and Figure Painting

digital painting  casual man by ocean

Judaism is iconophobic.

One of the central tenets of our religion is a rejection of idolatry as expressed through statues and graven images of people, planets, and things. How then can a Jewish artist paint a human figure? The answer is not that simple and there are varying opinions.

The basic approach is that there is a distinction between graven, and carved imagery, as opposed to flat, two dimensional, paintings. The vast majority of Jewish households today do have pictures and images of people. There are, however, varying opinions.

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One Response to Jewish Artists and Figure Painting

  1. Esther says:

    This guy’s eyes are definitely centered, although I still beg to differ on others…

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