Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Tribute to the Master of Biblical Artworks from Museums in States with Places Named JerUSAlem

There are places named Jerusalem in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Maryland, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Utah, and Vermont. See JerUSAlem-USA

Alexenberg's artworks inspired by Rembrandt's biblical themes are in the collections of art museums in most of these states, for example:  Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, Alabama; University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, Michigan; Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City; Museum of Modern Art, New York City; Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio; Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, Tennessee; and High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia. 

He created them at Pratt Graphics Center when he was head of the art department at Pratt Institute and research fellow at MIT Center for Advanced Visual Studies, and at the graphics center affiliated with the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. His cyberangel artwork is also represented in the collection of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History as a pioneering exemplar of computer-generated fine art printmaking.

Long Island Angels
Angel Announcing Birth of Samson to Manoah
Day Angels
Angels Ascending from the Land of Israel

The serigraph above in the collection of the Israel Museum was created by Mel Alexenberg at the museum affiliated Burston Graphics Center in Jerusalem, Israel.  It inspired the cover of the artist's newest book Through a Bible Lens: Biblical Insights for Smartphone Photography and Social Media.  The book provides the conceptual background for his cyberangel artworks: fine art prints, paintings, global telecommunications events, and the digital flight of cyberangels from Jerusalem in Israel to JerUSAlems in USA and throughout the world. See praise for the book at Israel365.

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