Bernard Sidi

sidi12002.01.07 – 2002.02.28

Bernard Sidi. “Interpretations of Sefer Yetzirah”
Sefer Yetzirah (the Book of Creation) is the oldest and most mysterious of all existing Kabbalistic books.

Kabbalistic art that blasts the frames!
Maybe Bernard Sidi is the Chagall of our times? For the very first time Bernard Sidi exposes his personal inpretations of the Book of Creation, Sefer Yetzirah.

The main object of the exhibition is to show how religion can inspire an artist and how conflicts and paradoxes in Judaism can be expressed in art. Bernard Sidi interprets the chapters of Sefer Yetzirah with an exuberant imagination, the pictures are full patterns, animals, forms and colours. Sidi´s pictures conceal a deep understanding and knowledge of the classical Jewish texts.

Who is Bernard Sidi?
Bernard Sidi was born in 1936 in Paris. He experienced the Nazi occupation, lived in Israel as a teenager, came back to France, raised a family and fought in the Algerian War. Today the Bernard Sidi lives in Israel in Ein Karem near Jerusalem.

Erika Aronowitsch
Director Judiska Museet

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Exhibition pictures

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