The Rabbi and the Painter (Paperback)
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Based on stories handed down from the past, this is the tale of a unique relationship between the 16th Century Venetian painter Tintoretto and Rabbi Leon Modena also known as Yahuda Araya.Both men push at the boundaries of convention. Tintoretto breaks all the artistic rules of the Renaissance with his mannerist painting style while Rabbi Modena's interests extend far beyond the typical confines of the ghetto's synagogue life to the secular world around him. In The Rabbi and the Painter we are transported to a place where cultures mix to create breathtaking masterpieces.
About the Author
When author, Shoshana Weiss, heard the rumor of the relationship between these two fascinating men from a docent at the Museo Ebraico di Venezia in the Jewish ghetto in Venice, she was hooked. Although never able to definitively substantiate the story, the potential captured her imagination. We know it will capture your imagination is well. Shoshana is the author of Loosey Goosey, The Secret Life of Mother Goose. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband.