Monday, September 26, 2016

‘Converted Masters’ Gives Art Classics a Jewish Twist

By Jill Kirsch
A dour farming couple holds a lulav and etrog in what we can only call Sukkot Gothic.
Imagine you have 13 guests coming for Shabbat, and your cholent burns. Does Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” come to mind? It did for West Orange resident Esty Frankel-Fersel, author of the witty and ironic “Converted Masters.” In her elegant coffee table book, Frankel-Fersel “converts” classic art masterpieces into Jewish counterparts. Imagine Claude Monet’s “Water Lily Pond” as a location for tashlich. Norman Rockwell’s “The Gossips” was hilariously transformed into “The Shidduch Background Check.” [link]