Sunday, January 8, 2017

EXTENDED: Hugh Mesibov's Book of Job.

EXTENDED, Out of the Whirlwind: Hugh Mesibov's Book of Job.
Originally scheduled to close  
--> in January, this show is now on view through March 12, 2017.

This mural was commissioned in 1969 and completed and installed in 1972 at the Temple Beth El in Spring Valley, Rockland County, New York.

Mesibov was a modernist but his goal was to illustrate the biblical narrative in a figurative format. The result is a highly expressive, even baroque exploration of the suffering and the redemption of Job.

In 2016 the synagogue donated this monumental painting to the Yeshiva University Museum, 15 West 16th Street, NY, NY. It is on view in the Popper Gallery through March 12, 2017, and not to be missed.

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