Mark Podwal

An Illustrated Saga Of The Diaspora

Mark Podwal is once again the subject of a documentary by Czech Television. In the most recent film, the producers focused on the creative process behind the artist’s latest portfolio of works, “All This Has Come Upon Us,” a series of 42 paintings and drawings created for and displayed at the Terezin Ghetto Museum earlier this year. The works provide an illustrated history of Jewish tragedies and, according to the artist, offer “a disturbing reminder of how Europe’s extensive history of ‘Jew-Hatred’ laid the groundwork for Terezin and Auschwitz.”

Mark Podwal. “Terezin.” Courtesy of the artist

Letters On Fire

‘Artists Explore Sacred Hebrew Texts’ through found objects, micrography, woodcuts and more at Museum of Biblical Art.

08/09/2013
Jewish Week Book Critic

The Torah is full of holy fire, according to Midrash Tanhuma, which goes on to say that the text was written with black fire upon white fire.

A detail from Mark Podwal’s “Ezekiel’s Vision” (“The city has fallen”). Courtesy of Mark Podwal
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