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Bach in Arts - Hommage a Bach

Art-1818

Type:

Bach Painting

Title:

Bach, Toccata and Fugue

Description:

Oil on canvas

This painting expresses the deep love of the artist for the music of Bach, which she took with her all over Europe, to Egypt, to Israel, and finally to New York, where she lives now. In the top left corner are the skyscrapers of New York, and in the middle and the bottom left corner are the typical round bridge and the characteristic gable houses reflecting in the water of the ubiquitous canals of the artist’s native city, Amsterdam, with its famous Concert Hall. In the upper right half of the picture, one of the city’s famous old towers (‘Western Tower’) has been depicted.
J.S. Bach himself plays his famous Toccata and Fugue (in D minor, BWV 565) seated at a big pipe organ.
The artist made a whole series about composers, connected to the places where she lived.

Measures:

* 24” x 24” inches

Creator:

Artist: Shoshannah Brombacher
Created: New York, 1995

Status:

?

Comments:

About the Artist:
Shoshannah Brombacher was born in Amsterdam (Holland) in 1959. After she studied Semitic Languages, Ancient Middle Eastern Culture and Codicology at the University of Leyden (Holland) and specialized in medieval Sephardic Hebrew poetry she wrote her Ph.D. thesis on the Portuguese Jewish Community in 17th century Amsterdam (the Anusim who fled from Spain and Portugal). She was involved in codicological projects in Amsterdam, Jerusalem and Germany, describing and studying manuscripts, books and tombstones. She lectured at the Free University of Berlin. Though she attended some art classes in Leyden and at the Free Art Academy of The Hague in Holland she considers her self mainly self taught. She sees her academic background and her traveling and living in several countries as an invaluable tool for her paintings, which delve deeply into Jewish lore and legends. After her marriage she moved to New York and devotes all her time to her art and to her family. The artist lives in Midwood, Brooklyn. She is a member of the American Guild of Judaic Art.
She is involved in Chabad.org and submits stories and articles to several Jewish websites. She is traing to be a maggidah (professional Chassidic story teller and keeper of the traditions with Reb Yitzhak Buxbaum, for whom she designed several book covers.
What type of work does Brombacher make: her favorite medium is oil, pastel, crayons and/or ink. She makes very small miniatures as well as large panels to cover a wall. Many drawings are calligraphic. Text, letters and colors play an important role.

The artist on J.S. Bach:
The music of Johann Sebastian Bach has always been a great influence on my art. I grew up with his cello sonatas, the Mattheus Passion, Cantatas and his organ music, his chamber music and his sonatas and of course the Wohltemperierte Klavier. The cello sonatas are my favorite to listen to while I paint.

Source/Links:
Contributor:
Shoshannah Brombacher (November 2008, January 2009)

Shoshannah Brombacher - Hommage a Bach

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