The Weepers (Painting)

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    Description: The Weepers (Painting)

    Creator: Bergner, Yosl

    Date: 1968

    Medium: oil on canvas

    Repository: Yeshiva University Museum, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011

    Call Number: 2001.398

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    1. Center for Jewish History, NYC 69 months ago | reply

      Why might the artist have depicted the figures at an open window with a window beyond them?
      Why might the wall in the foreground be stone while that in the background is brick?
      Does the artist give any indication why these figures are weeping? Does the date this was painted suggest a possible reason?
      Why might the tears resemble eyes?
      Why do you think the artist darkened face and eye area as if the figures wear masks?
      What might the positions of the figures suggest about them and their relationship to each other?
      Most viewers believe these figures are children – what suggests to you that they are or are not?

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