Jewish design: The schools of Bezalel and Bauhaus
To: 8 April 2019
In 1906 Bezalel School of Art in Jerusalem was founded – focussing on fine arts, graphic arts and crafts. Bezalel’s role was to foster a national style of art, drawing both from European and Near Eastern art forms.
In 1919, Staatliches Bauhaus, a German school dedicated to uniting all branches of the arts and architecture together was established and acted as a hub for Europe’s most experimental creatives, including many Jews.
Join Helen Webberley in this illustrated lecture series, as she examines this fascinating pre-war period and the seminal roles of both the Bezalel and Bauhaus Schools, that have left such a lasting impact on the design world to this very day.
Image caption: Ornamental Plate depicting Abraham and Isaac
Late 19th century, Damascus, Syria
Metalwork, 335 mm diameter
Donated by the Gandel Family
Jewish Museum of Australia Collection 5000