Calligraphy is the art of beautiful penmanship. It is often associated with Asian cultures but it is not limited to them. In fact, you can find a large number of Jewish artists who practice Hebrew calligraphy. Calligraphy looks beautiful on wedding invites, religious art, and memorial designs. It makes a great gift for loved ones.
Calligraphy requires the use of pens and brushes. The pens may be flat-balled or round-nibbed. The lettering has strict rules as to how they are to be structured and sized. Hebrew calligraphy more specifically can be used for Ketubahs, for quoted text from the Torah, a proverb and more! It is a very versatile art form.
Because each work is crafted by hand, the artistic style cannot be replicated by a computer. That’s why you should seek out an artist to do the work. Chaim Bernath can add calligraphy to several projects. The text you want can be added to Bar Mitzvah or wedding invites and cards, a Ketubah, or manuscript art. It can be done majestically with bright lettering.
Modern calligraphy adds an Old World touch. Once an art for Jewish scribes, now artists can share the beauty with patrons. It’s rich in tradition but it does not pander to it.
Take one look at the art collected by world renowned museums and you’ll see that the influences are diverse and yet all represent an important aspect of a society. The Metropolitan Museum of Art houses Jewish art from all over the world, a tribute to the influence of its everlasting beauty and relevance.
It’s generally understood that this art blended with art from neighboring cultures. Geographic location may have led to the incorporation of unique aspects tailored for the surrounding cultures but the most common symbolism in Judaica art were retained, for example, torah shrines or menorot.
It’s without a doubt that the spirit of the art survives eras. The symbolism is still used in today’s art. Illuminated manuscripts, ketubahs, and Jewish calligraphy are all prime examples. Contemporary art can still mesh with anchored ideals and religious and cultural significance.
Alongside your own vision and requests, Chaim Bernath can create art for you to adorn your home and gift to people that matter to you. Continue to support the arts and it will last forever. That’s why admiring the history of art can keep it alive for generations to come. You can learn a thing or two when you understand the context of the art within the cultural climate.
In every group there will be those who excel in academics, those that make improvements in their expertise, and those that make efforts for the betterment of others too. When somebody has put countless hours and persistence to the obstacles before him he should be recognized properly.
We do enough to host events and honor these unique individuals, but what really tops everything is when they get that shining photograph of them holding an award. It’s for this reason that the award should be selected with much thought and care.
Awards are the one way to honor this person of excellence so that they can proudly display their achievements. Whether you’re congratulating them on a personal goal, for their generosity, or for a very important achievement you can give them a beautiful award decorated with Jewish art. Chaim Bernath can decorate awards for academics, religious events, philanthropic achievements, and much more. With a selection of wonderful backdrops you can have an award crafted just as you like them. Using photographic effects traditional motifs in these awards can be given a contemporary edge. Pictures in some of the backdrops can be changed as well if you like.
Jewish artists can produce specially crafted awards you just can’t find anywhere else. For unique achievements a unique award is required.
Some of the world’s most beautiful art pieces are inspired by what is considered holy and omniscient. Divine inspiration is cross cultural, deep in history, and rich in meaning. It can be traditional or modern; it does not detract from its personal value to those touched by it.
Jewish artists take pride in their cultural heritage and use that as a springboard for creating their works. The result is nothing short of marvelous. Religion, culture and art are intertwined in an eternal dance of soul and vision.
Jewish art by Chaim Bernath is deeply inspired by the Torah and is made because of an appreciation for the beauty in traditional Jewish texts. With a combination of contemporary style, this art can be transformative for the lucky recipient. Now this appreciation can be shared with the people you love as a gift for a wedding or for the home.
Whether you need a Ketubah to give as a gift or you want one commissioned for your own home, take your time selecting a hand drawn Ketubah. With a professional’s guide you can find an absolutely remarkable piece.
Judaica art, just as any other art form, acts as a conduit for self-reflection. Get a personal piece made today.
When family gets together it is a time for celebration. Whether it’s a birthday, graduation, wedding, anniversary or bar mitzvah, you want to show your love and affection for the person’s big day. You’ll share laughs when discussing memories, catch up on the latest gossip, and get on with the usual banter.
And it is because you want to make this day super special, it is your responsibility to get a memorable gift. You could go with a gift card or store bought consumer product. They’re useful, obviously, but they lack a special something. No, that just won’t do. You want your gift to be remembered and cherished. Have you considered Jewish art by Chaim J. Bernath? These original and beautifully crafted Judaica art can be customized with inscriptions that fit any situation or you can select from the popular ones that have pleased many previous customers. That is your preference.
Just look at the Ketubah, illuminated manuscripts, and calligraphy offered. Your heart’s content and your message of good will and love will shine through. These are pieces that can be commemorated for generations, not just fleeting gifts. They’ll be great pieces in the home.
When it comes time to celebrate one’s birthday, most take a trip down to the local pharmacy and peruse the Hallmark card section. If you’re like me, it is your duty to find the best card ever made. Personally, I like to give people funny cards. It’s your birthday, so why be serious about it? It’s a joyous occasion.
But a birthday is really much more than that. It’s a celebration of life, another year on this beautiful planet to spend with friends, family, and loved ones. People always think the gift is what should be the most meaningful, the most special. But what about that card? Instead of spending $3 on a Hallmark card which will be thrown out in two weeks, why not turn the card into a gift? Chaim J. Bernath can turn that birthday card into a work of Jewish art. One family decided to commemorate their grandfather’s 70th birthday with a beautiful inscription inside the card.
Think of a poem or a scripture passage and put it inside. I’m sure the recipient will like it a lot more than some cheesy joke and a “Happy Birthday” written inside. It’ll be one birthday card that will stay on the mantel forever!
You’ve decided that you want to purchase illuminated manuscripts for someone you care about. However, you’re not sure if you want to choose something similar to what has already been created or create something completely different. There are certain scriptures that are often used in many pieces of Judaica art and for good reason! Certain scriptures are simply famous, timeless, and incredibly powerful. But perhaps you want to be different.
Before you choose a particular passage you obviously need to consider who the gift is for, or if it is for you! Think about if you’ve heard the person quote certain passages before –that’s always a good indicator. But if you know the person’s favorites, make sure he doesn’t already have artwork that contains those lines. No need to repeat. When all else fails, you have two simple options: choose verses from Proverbs or Psalms or a Passage from the Talmud that apply to the recipient or choose a passage you like. Chances are if it’s something that has affected you greatly, it will be just as powerful to the other person as well.
Scripture has impacted us all and will continue to impact us everyday. With illuminated manuscripts, you can turn these passages into beautiful works of art.
It seems like only yesterday that Mother’s Day was upon us, and now we’re gearing up for Father’s Day. It’s this Sunday so I hope you already thought of a great gift for dear old dad. But if you’re searching for a gift that is truly special, choose illuminated manuscripts from Chaim J. Bernath. Jewish art always makes for a wonderful gift idea and Father’s Day is no exception.
Not sure what to choose? Think about his favorite passages. Is there one passage that dad has recited to you so many times you have it memorized? You can never go wrong with a passage from Proverbs. My own father practically has the entire book memorized. You can find many great bits of wisdom and enlightenment in Proverbs. But if you’re truly stuck, Chaim J. Bernath is more than willingly to help you find the perfect piece of artwork to give to your father.
A gift like this will truly be close to his heart. He can hang it up in his office at work or at home and always remember this day and how thoughtful his child was to get him such an amazing gift.
At my company we always believe in honoring employees who stand out above the rest. The truly hard workers who aren’t just looking to make a name for themselves. Instead, they want to better the company, themselves, and others. When one employee came to talk to me about philanthropy work, I knew I had to listen. He wanted to get involved with charity work and have the company help out as well.
A year and a few thousand dollars raised later, we all helped the community by donating time and money to the homeless in our area. My employee, Mark, needed more than just a pat on the back and a firm handshake. He conceived this idea and brought it to life. It’s because of him that our company decided to reach out beyond our own personal goals. So I got together with upper management and we put together money for an award ceremony.
We spoke with Chaim J. Bernath who designed a beautiful award to honor our coworker and friend. An award from Mr. Bernath was more than just a certificate. It’s a piece of Jewish art. This Judaica gift is but a small token of our appreciation for Mark and all the amazing work he has done.
We’ve all had people in our lives that touched our hearts in some form or another. Perhaps you were close with your grandparents, who taught you life’s greatest lessons better than your parents ever could. Or maybe your parents were taken away from this life too soon. I know for me it was my Aunt. I always felt like she was a second mother to me. She was someone I could go to in times of despair, if you can call silly high school problems “despair.”
But after her passing, hanging up a picture in the living room just didn’t seem like enough. This woman meant so much to me. Instead, I chose to create a memorial with the help of Chaim J. Bernath. Now when I, or my family, want to pay respect, we have this beautiful memorial to commemorate her life. Having this piece of Jewish art won’t bring her back into my life, but it’s comforting knowing that I have this artwork to remind me of her.
If you want to honor your loved ones, choosing a memorial from ChaimBernath.com is a wonderful option. Illuminated manuscripts and other artwork can only make your home, office, or building that much more special.