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Hillel Kagan
About this artwork
Title
The Great European Torah Scholar II
Materials
oil on canvas
Dimensions
h.46cm w.36cm d.0cm
Completed
Feb 2007
Artist

Hillel's Description: Jewish tradition as we know it today was formed in Europe. In point of fact without the influence of Europe the Judaism that is practiced would be unknown. This melding of an ancient eastern religious cult with the west, despite the inherent conflicting ideologies and more importantly and more likely because of those conflicts has given birth to a great and vital tradition of tolerance and compassion. A culture of interpretation and differing ideas yet in the main tolerant to differences and contributory to the bettering of the world. For over a thousand years Rabbis, scholars, thinkers and writers from Maimonides and Spinoza to Buber and Kafka and countless others, have benefited European culture even while under duress from their neighbours. It's in the spirit of that contribution that I've created this series of paintings.

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Comments
Cayle
2007-03-26 21:42

I am familiar with Hillel Kagan's work and I think he is one of the great artists of his time, which is this time.

Hillel
2007-03-26 22:42

Hey this is an artist to artist site so who let you in? I agree somewhat with your comment although it's not bombastic enough for my liking. You should know that actors don't cut it here.
Isn't there someone in control on this site? Now it's actors, next will be jugglers and strippers (performance artists?). Don't you have to upload some art images or something to join in the dialogue?
One more thing Cayle, quit stalking me.

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