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26 June 2017
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London School of Jewish Studies

A Word is Worth 1000 Pictures: National Gallery Tour (Tuesday)

  • Subject: History, Tanach
  • Start date: 23 May
  • Duration: TOUR
  • Day(s): Tuesday
  • Start time: 10:00 am
  • End time: 1:00 pm

The National Gallery houses one of the greatest collections of Western European paintings in the world. Many of them have biblical themes but do they have meaning for Jews? This tour will look at these paintings from a Jewish point of view and address key questions such as: what is the role of art in portraying the Tanach? How has Christianity influenced these paintings? And, why does traditional Judaism struggle with the visual arts?