Song of Songs by Tamar Messer
The Song of Solomon contains 20 illustrations, printed in full color on artistic paper in Hebrew and English. Printed version of original
Artist’s Notes: “The Song of Songs has been interpreted in numerous ways.The traditional commentary sees the text as a parable for God’s love for the Jewish people. Others treat it literally as a description of the love between a man and woman. I chose to emphasize the Jewish people’s connection to its land and to expand on the descriptions of the panoramas ,the natural resources, and the seasons; and to focus on the flora and fauna of the Land of Israel. In this frame of mind, I began working on the illustrations.”
The Song of Songs book is included in collections of the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York, the Harvard Judaica Collection, the Library of Congress and Yale University Judaica Collection.
Size: 8″ x 8″ x 3/8″
Meet the Artist: Tamar Messer
Tamar Messer is a highly talented and respected Israeli contemporary artist. The distinct, vivid and colorful style of her work draws upon a spirit of vitality that speaks directly to the hearts of the young and young at heart. Her artworks include paintings, 3D works and illustrated biblical books. Her style is a naïve one, and her imagery draws on the panoramas, seasons, flora and fauna of the Land of Israel, her color palate influenced by the vivid Mediterranean light, sun, and sea.Learn More