Sunday, December 7, 2014

RELIGIOUS ART | NEWS OF WEEK

THE ALPHA OMEGA ARTS
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The lithograph "Tribe of Levi" by Charles Sorlier was created after a design by Marc Chagall in 1964. Their artistic partnership began late in Chagall's life---who working with Sorlier would approve the colors and sign the image. The focus of this work is the Tribe of Levi, one of the 12 tribes of Israel: also known as the "priestly tribe" of fiercely loyal believers. This past week, number 43 of 200 was sold at a Sotheby's auction to benefit an arts organization in Israel. Collecting art that celebrates fierce loyalty to God and artists makes "Tribe of Levi" (above) my NEWS OF WEEK.

In other religious art news from across the USA, and around the world:
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