Our Artists Offered A Unique Painting To A New Jewish Temple In Plano, Texas.
Every Friday night before sunset, the Shabbat candles have welcomed the holiness of Shabbat into the Jewish home for thousands of years. The primary function of lighting the Shabbat candles is to bring peace and tranquility into the house and enter into the spiritual sense of the Shabbat. Behind covered eyes, Jewish women throughout history have whispered private prayers to GOD in front of these Shabbat candles. Just Art artists feature a unique work of art based on this Jewish Symbolism, the Shabbat Candles. The ten Texas artists have created this art intending to bring understanding between people of all cultures and religions through the arts.
This painting involves a grouping of 12 small painted canvases. Each artist represents his imagery of the Shabbat candles. Shabbat is the Hebrew word for Saturday, which calls it a day of rest. It starts Friday eve at sundown and ends at sunset Saturday eve. Shabbat is a major Jewish theme.
The Texas Artists Created a Unique Painting to Nishmat Am Temple.
Each canvas shows beautiful lighted Shabbat candles done in oil and acrylic paint. Sections of the artwork evolve from realistically detailed images, while others are abstract interpretation, different in concept, color, and texture. These original artworks put together as one large painting give a worldly perspective of diverse artists capturing a beautiful unpredictability. And the unique artwork depicted a Jewish theme is particularly captivating because the artists are Christians, Jewish, Hindus, and some who profess no religion. This united artwork expresses the common thread of every faith, the belief in a higher force, and understanding of other religious practices and traditions.
The ten Texas artists consider this artwork their most unusual accomplishment to date. Each section in color or black & white personifies the individual artist. The unique process began with an idea and ended with an assortment of own works put together as one painting, with elements of Shabbat Candles as the prevailing motif. Each piece tells a story derived from the individual artist’s interpretation of the subject, with the unique characteristics of her art. This painting is a visual tale to ponder and to enjoy.
The Texas artists are working in a wide variety of media, from oil, acrylic, and watercolor paintings to drawings, print work, pastels, and colored pencils. The artists work in styles ranging from realism to impressionism to modern art abstraction. Subjects range from figurative art to landscape or still life.