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June 12, 1987 - Image 80

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1987-06-12

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auhaus Of Israe

Jerusalem's Bezalel Academy of
Arts and Design boasts an inter-
disciplinary approach to the study
of fine and applied art that has born
fruit in the work of countless major
Israeli artists.



Special to The Jewish News


he Bezalel Academy of
Arts and Design is the
Bauhaus of Israel. The
only art college accredited by
Israel's Council for Higher
Education, it boasts seven
hundred students, seven de-
partments, and one hundred
fifty of the nation's most pro-
minent artists and designers
on its faculty.
Like the Bauhaus, which
existed in Germany from
1919 until the Nazis closed it
down in 1933, the Bezalel
Academy in Jersualem en-
courages an interaction be-
tween fine and applied arts.
"Bezalel," - notes Romie
Shapiro, Chairman of the
Academy's Board of Gover-
nors and President of the
American Friends of Bezalel,
"believes in a synergism, a
cross-fertilization of ideas be-
tween students of all the dif-
ferent disciplines."
The breadth of experience
offered at Bezalel gives its
students a unique opportuni-
ty for artistic and personal
growth. Its departments in-
clude Fine Arts (painting,
printmaking, and sculpture),
Ceramic Design, Gold and
Silversmithing, Graphic De-
sign, Industrial Design,


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Photography, Architecture/
Environmental Design, and
two interdepartmental units,
Animation and Video.
In addition to courses in a
student's specific field of
study, he or she will take
classes in other departments,
as part of a carefully thought-
out program designed to max-
imize one's understanding
and capabilities. For example,
photography students take
classes in drawing and paint-
ing; industrial design stu-
dents take metallurgy; stu-
dents of ceramic design take
painting, drawing, and silk-
screen; and everyone must
take photography. Other
courses are worked in accor-
ding to each student's in-
dividual needs.
Professor Ran Shechori,
who has been Director of the
Bezalel Academy for the past
eight years, offers a story to
illustrate the importance of
this Bauhaus-style of instruc-
tion: "There was a young
woman who studied ceramics.
As part of her studies, she
learned how to do sandcast-


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