Triangles and circles, geometric shapes, and Hebrew lettering come together in homage to the great painter Kandinsky. Rather than adapting one of his works to make it into a ketubah, this ketubah uses his design vocabulary to create an entirely new painting.
In Hebrew and English across the center is a line from a short poem by Judah Al-Harizi that reads, "Look: the sun has spread its wings to dispel the darkness from the earth."
This design is best at the largest size, especially if you plan on having Hebrew and English texts. Hebrew Only or English Only will be fine with the smallest size.
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The striking color palette is used similar to colors chosen by Kandinsk, to break down our understanding of visual objects by taking away some of the context we are accustomed to seeing in the natural world.
Showing text in Hebrew and English - a closeup of the circles and triangles. Repetition of geometric forms to break down classical understandings of formal composition were a common theme in Kandinsky's art.
As was common in art of the modern period, areas of the design are left unpainted. Artists of the time attempted to stretch the viewers understanding of 'finished' and fine art by leaving areas of canvas unpainted.
In Hebrew and English across the center is a line from a short poem by Judah Al-Harizi that reads, "Look: the sun has spread its wings to dispel the darkness from the earth." This quote cannot be substituted as it is part of the painting
Although breaking down barriers in traditional art, the art of the time period was frequently representational (meaning it was an interpretation of objects as we see them). The poem works in the modern art context on two levels - clarifying the subject matter of the painting and as graphic objects in and of themselves, although artists of the time period would probably have used disconnected letters rather than words or phrases.
Triangles and circles, geometric shapes, and Hebrew lettering come together in homage to the great painter. In Hebrew and English across the lower corner is a line from a short poem by Judah Al-Harizi that reads, "Look: the sun has spread its wings to dispel the darkness from the earth." The circle for texts is equally suited for single language or Hebrew and English language texts. For single language texts, the smaller prints may be more suitable.
CUSTOM FONTS - $40
For $40, you can choose any font on any design on ketubah-arts.com, choose from this PDF, or ask for suggestions in a style you like. The fee allows changing 1-4 fonts.
CUSTOM TEXT LAYOUT - $40
Change the layout from the design default to stacked, side by side or interspersed.
CUSTOM COLORS - $40
(Not available in every ketubah) Whether you are getting a Text Only ketubah that will make a beautiful minimal art piece in a bold blue with white lettering, or getting an art ketubah and want to add your special colors as an accent, your creativity is the only limit. Please send Hex colors or RGB numbers.
CUSTOM DESIGN ELEMENT - $42-$84
Change an aspect of the design (check with Ginny to see how much time is needed for your request)