LITTLE ERUVS ON THE HILLSIDE 
A new post from YUM’s curator. Follow him at zcurator.tumblr.com. 
To him, this watercolor depicting the flow of particles looks like the quilt of seemingly random settlements below a plane as you flyover and look down. it might also look like lots of little houses with court yards and alcoves, the type that were the impetus for the eruv, the physical ritual boundary around Jewish neighborhoods — which happens to be the featured topic in YUM’s incredible exhibition, It’s a Thin Line - The Eruv and Jewish Community in New York and Beyond.  
zcurator:

BEAUTY OF THE POTENTIAL
This lovely image, which perhaps looks like a patchwork of new subdivisions, or an overhead view of rice paddies, or the design for a microchip, is actually a watercolor drawing of the potential flow of particles.
To me, it also kind of looks like houses… which is perhaps saying something if we consider the ways that human settlement patterns occur. Is it surprising that as houses and towns coalesce into being from the scattered discrete concentrations of individual structures, that the dispersion of particles should be any different?  Put differently, when we flyover cities, towns and other settlements, should we be surprised if they appear somehow organic?  … well, unless, like me, you live in a grid. :)
Thanks geo-graphique!

Écoulements potentiels sous les particules« Potential flows under the particles »
40x28cm drawing watercolor _ paper 75x55cm _ Fabrice Clapiès

LITTLE ERUVS ON THE HILLSIDE 

A new post from YUM’s curator. Follow him at zcurator.tumblr.com

To him, this watercolor depicting the flow of particles looks like the quilt of seemingly random settlements below a plane as you flyover and look down. it might also look like lots of little houses with court yards and alcoves, the type that were the impetus for the eruv, the physical ritual boundary around Jewish neighborhoods — which happens to be the featured topic in YUM’s incredible exhibition, It’s a Thin Line - The Eruv and Jewish Community in New York and Beyond.  

zcurator:

BEAUTY OF THE POTENTIAL

This lovely image, which perhaps looks like a patchwork of new subdivisions, or an overhead view of rice paddies, or the design for a microchip, is actually a watercolor drawing of the potential flow of particles.

To me, it also kind of looks like houses… which is perhaps saying something if we consider the ways that human settlement patterns occur. Is it surprising that as houses and towns coalesce into being from the scattered discrete concentrations of individual structures, that the dispersion of particles should be any different?  Put differently, when we flyover cities, towns and other settlements, should we be surprised if they appear somehow organic?  … well, unless, like me, you live in a grid. :)

Thanks geo-graphique!

Écoulements potentiels sous les particules
« Potential flows under the particles »

40x28cm drawing watercolor _ paper 75x55cm _ Fabrice Clapiès

WHOA WHOA POST OFFICE WOES 
Apropos I suppose, this New Years card might remind use of happier days for the post office, back when receiving a message might have been tantamount to, oh, inventing the means for flying, such as the glider appearing in this Jewish New Year’s card. 
New Years Greeting Card, in Yiddish. Williamsburg Art Company, New York, 1910/1915. Yeshiva University Museum Collection.

WHOA WHOA POST OFFICE WOES 

Apropos I suppose, this New Years card might remind use of happier days for the post office, back when receiving a message might have been tantamount to, oh, inventing the means for flying, such as the glider appearing in this Jewish New Year’s card. 

New Years Greeting Card, in Yiddish. Williamsburg Art Company, New York, 1910/1915. Yeshiva University Museum Collection.

HERE’S TO SMOOTH SAILING IN THE NEW YEAR! CHAG SAMEACH!

Why not wish your friends chag sameach (happy holidays) and an easy journey through the next year like these greeting cards from the 1920’s?

(right) Man and woman standing in the basket of a hot air balloon.  The bags that hang from the rim of the basket are inscribed with good wishes.  Divided back.  #124 (2005.068)

(left) Man & woman in airplane cockpit. inscribed A happy New Year. Yiddish inscription UR. Woman holds flowers and banner inscribed. #128 (1992.180)

Yeshiva University Museum, New York

A STROLL IN THE CLOUDS … HOW DOES CHAGALL MAKE YOU FEEL?
Ah, what a lovely summer day for a stroll on the outskirts of the village… And what a lovely summer day for a slight flight-of-fancy (or is it fanciful flight?) along that stroll…  What are your feelings based on this image from Marc Chagal?
The perhaps best known for his many depictions of shtetl (small Jewish town) life in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, not to mention the famous Chagall Windows in the Hadassah Hospital in Ein Kerem in Jerusalem, Marc Chagall’s Der Spaziergang (The Stroll) is emblematic of the types of work through which he distinguished himself: somewhat cubist in style, focusing on the life and symbols of provincial life, and often mixing familiar forms with a fantastical depiction of emotional experience.  I see this and wish I was there….
And, just in case you’re wondering, this is not the only version Chagall made.  You might, for example, find some interest in the following drawing from 1922, which was available at Christie’s in 2008:

Thanks artandopinion!

Der Spaziergang
1917
Marc Chagall
What emotions does this evoke from you?

A STROLL IN THE CLOUDS … HOW DOES CHAGALL MAKE YOU FEEL?

Ah, what a lovely summer day for a stroll on the outskirts of the village… And what a lovely summer day for a slight flight-of-fancy (or is it fanciful flight?) along that stroll…  What are your feelings based on this image from Marc Chagal?

The perhaps best known for his many depictions of shtetl (small Jewish town) life in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, not to mention the famous Chagall Windows in the Hadassah Hospital in Ein Kerem in Jerusalem, Marc Chagall’s Der Spaziergang (The Stroll) is emblematic of the types of work through which he distinguished himself: somewhat cubist in style, focusing on the life and symbols of provincial life, and often mixing familiar forms with a fantastical depiction of emotional experience.  I see this and wish I was there….

And, just in case you’re wondering, this is not the only version Chagall made.  You might, for example, find some interest in the following drawing from 1922, which was available at Christie’s in 2008:

Thanks artandopinion!

Der Spaziergang

1917

Marc Chagall

What emotions does this evoke from you?

POKER IN THE SKY… OR SLAP JACK (1970 El Al Playing Cards)
These fantastic playing cards (ca. 1970) feature “Jewish royalty” including Solomon, Jonathan and Samson.  They were the creation of graphic artist Jean David (not to be confused with the 19th century artist with the similar name).  For this set, David seems to have adapted images from Arthur Szyk… and who wouldn’t want to?!?!?
You can find out a little more on these cards at Grain Edit, and Ministry of Type (though YUM can’t vouch for their accuracy).
Thanks between2worlds!

Playing cards from El Al flights

POKER IN THE SKY… OR SLAP JACK (1970 El Al Playing Cards)

These fantastic playing cards (ca. 1970) feature “Jewish royalty” including Solomon, Jonathan and Samson.  They were the creation of graphic artist Jean David (not to be confused with the 19th century artist with the similar name).  For this set, David seems to have adapted images from Arthur Szyk… and who wouldn’t want to?!?!?

You can find out a little more on these cards at Grain Edit, and Ministry of Type (though YUM can’t vouch for their accuracy).

Thanks between2worlds!

Playing cards from El Al flights

LITTLE ERUVS ON THE HILLSIDE 
A new post from YUM’s curator. Follow him at zcurator.tumblr.com. 
To him, this watercolor depicting the flow of particles looks like the quilt of seemingly random settlements below a plane as you flyover and look down. it might also look like lots of little houses with court yards and alcoves, the type that were the impetus for the eruv, the physical ritual boundary around Jewish neighborhoods — which happens to be the featured topic in YUM’s incredible exhibition, It’s a Thin Line - The Eruv and Jewish Community in New York and Beyond.  
zcurator:

BEAUTY OF THE POTENTIAL
This lovely image, which perhaps looks like a patchwork of new subdivisions, or an overhead view of rice paddies, or the design for a microchip, is actually a watercolor drawing of the potential flow of particles.
To me, it also kind of looks like houses… which is perhaps saying something if we consider the ways that human settlement patterns occur. Is it surprising that as houses and towns coalesce into being from the scattered discrete concentrations of individual structures, that the dispersion of particles should be any different?  Put differently, when we flyover cities, towns and other settlements, should we be surprised if they appear somehow organic?  … well, unless, like me, you live in a grid. :)
Thanks geo-graphique!

Écoulements potentiels sous les particules« Potential flows under the particles »
40x28cm drawing watercolor _ paper 75x55cm _ Fabrice Clapiès

LITTLE ERUVS ON THE HILLSIDE 

A new post from YUM’s curator. Follow him at zcurator.tumblr.com

To him, this watercolor depicting the flow of particles looks like the quilt of seemingly random settlements below a plane as you flyover and look down. it might also look like lots of little houses with court yards and alcoves, the type that were the impetus for the eruv, the physical ritual boundary around Jewish neighborhoods — which happens to be the featured topic in YUM’s incredible exhibition, It’s a Thin Line - The Eruv and Jewish Community in New York and Beyond.  

zcurator:

BEAUTY OF THE POTENTIAL

This lovely image, which perhaps looks like a patchwork of new subdivisions, or an overhead view of rice paddies, or the design for a microchip, is actually a watercolor drawing of the potential flow of particles.

To me, it also kind of looks like houses… which is perhaps saying something if we consider the ways that human settlement patterns occur. Is it surprising that as houses and towns coalesce into being from the scattered discrete concentrations of individual structures, that the dispersion of particles should be any different?  Put differently, when we flyover cities, towns and other settlements, should we be surprised if they appear somehow organic?  … well, unless, like me, you live in a grid. :)

Thanks geo-graphique!

Écoulements potentiels sous les particules
« Potential flows under the particles »

40x28cm drawing watercolor _ paper 75x55cm _ Fabrice Clapiès

WHOA WHOA POST OFFICE WOES 
Apropos I suppose, this New Years card might remind use of happier days for the post office, back when receiving a message might have been tantamount to, oh, inventing the means for flying, such as the glider appearing in this Jewish New Year’s card. 
New Years Greeting Card, in Yiddish. Williamsburg Art Company, New York, 1910/1915. Yeshiva University Museum Collection.

WHOA WHOA POST OFFICE WOES 

Apropos I suppose, this New Years card might remind use of happier days for the post office, back when receiving a message might have been tantamount to, oh, inventing the means for flying, such as the glider appearing in this Jewish New Year’s card. 

New Years Greeting Card, in Yiddish. Williamsburg Art Company, New York, 1910/1915. Yeshiva University Museum Collection.

HERE’S TO SMOOTH SAILING IN THE NEW YEAR! CHAG SAMEACH!

Why not wish your friends chag sameach (happy holidays) and an easy journey through the next year like these greeting cards from the 1920’s?

(right) Man and woman standing in the basket of a hot air balloon.  The bags that hang from the rim of the basket are inscribed with good wishes.  Divided back.  #124 (2005.068)

(left) Man & woman in airplane cockpit. inscribed A happy New Year. Yiddish inscription UR. Woman holds flowers and banner inscribed. #128 (1992.180)

Yeshiva University Museum, New York

A STROLL IN THE CLOUDS … HOW DOES CHAGALL MAKE YOU FEEL?
Ah, what a lovely summer day for a stroll on the outskirts of the village… And what a lovely summer day for a slight flight-of-fancy (or is it fanciful flight?) along that stroll…  What are your feelings based on this image from Marc Chagal?
The perhaps best known for his many depictions of shtetl (small Jewish town) life in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, not to mention the famous Chagall Windows in the Hadassah Hospital in Ein Kerem in Jerusalem, Marc Chagall’s Der Spaziergang (The Stroll) is emblematic of the types of work through which he distinguished himself: somewhat cubist in style, focusing on the life and symbols of provincial life, and often mixing familiar forms with a fantastical depiction of emotional experience.  I see this and wish I was there….
And, just in case you’re wondering, this is not the only version Chagall made.  You might, for example, find some interest in the following drawing from 1922, which was available at Christie’s in 2008:

Thanks artandopinion!

Der Spaziergang
1917
Marc Chagall
What emotions does this evoke from you?

A STROLL IN THE CLOUDS … HOW DOES CHAGALL MAKE YOU FEEL?

Ah, what a lovely summer day for a stroll on the outskirts of the village… And what a lovely summer day for a slight flight-of-fancy (or is it fanciful flight?) along that stroll…  What are your feelings based on this image from Marc Chagal?

The perhaps best known for his many depictions of shtetl (small Jewish town) life in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, not to mention the famous Chagall Windows in the Hadassah Hospital in Ein Kerem in Jerusalem, Marc Chagall’s Der Spaziergang (The Stroll) is emblematic of the types of work through which he distinguished himself: somewhat cubist in style, focusing on the life and symbols of provincial life, and often mixing familiar forms with a fantastical depiction of emotional experience.  I see this and wish I was there….

And, just in case you’re wondering, this is not the only version Chagall made.  You might, for example, find some interest in the following drawing from 1922, which was available at Christie’s in 2008:

Thanks artandopinion!

Der Spaziergang

1917

Marc Chagall

What emotions does this evoke from you?

POKER IN THE SKY… OR SLAP JACK (1970 El Al Playing Cards)
These fantastic playing cards (ca. 1970) feature “Jewish royalty” including Solomon, Jonathan and Samson.  They were the creation of graphic artist Jean David (not to be confused with the 19th century artist with the similar name).  For this set, David seems to have adapted images from Arthur Szyk… and who wouldn’t want to?!?!?
You can find out a little more on these cards at Grain Edit, and Ministry of Type (though YUM can’t vouch for their accuracy).
Thanks between2worlds!

Playing cards from El Al flights

POKER IN THE SKY… OR SLAP JACK (1970 El Al Playing Cards)

These fantastic playing cards (ca. 1970) feature “Jewish royalty” including Solomon, Jonathan and Samson.  They were the creation of graphic artist Jean David (not to be confused with the 19th century artist with the similar name).  For this set, David seems to have adapted images from Arthur Szyk… and who wouldn’t want to?!?!?

You can find out a little more on these cards at Grain Edit, and Ministry of Type (though YUM can’t vouch for their accuracy).

Thanks between2worlds!

Playing cards from El Al flights

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