Illuminations: Process for Old Traditions from a Contemporary Artist

February 6 through May 3, 2015  | Hebrew Illumination for Our Time

The Art of Barbara Wolff offers startling illuminations—recent gifts to the Morgan—created by this contemporary artist. The ten folios of “You Renew the Face of the Earth” illustrate passages from Hebrew Psalm 104, a celebration of all creation, with images illuminated in silver, gold, and platinum foils.

In the seventeen bi-folios comprising the Rose Haggadah, Wolff, while rooted in the tradition of illustrated Haggadot, presents a modern interpretation of the texts used at the Passover Seder.

THE VIDEO OF THE EXHIBITION: In a 22-minute video Wolff discusses her process from her love of doing research, to choosing paper and paint, to a painting demonstration of her illustrations.



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