Visu­al Arts

The 613

  • From the Publisher
May 3, 2016

Archie Rand’s career as an artist spans five decades and myr­i­ad themes and gen­res. Among his pio­neer­ing explo­rations, The 613 is sure­ly one of his most ambi­tious feats yet. With­out any idea where the work would be exhib­it­ed, Rand began trans­form­ing each and every one of the 613 mitz­vahs into its own breath­tak­ing paint­ing in a series that took five years to complete. 

Each of the gor­geous and per­plex­ing pan­els fea­tures a vibrant, unex­pect­ed image that brings forth the heart of its law and com­mands our eyes to linger on Rand’s star­tling and orig­i­nal in his rich col­or choic­es, bold char­ac­ters, and extra­or­di­nar­i­ly expres­sive approach. Each paint­ing pro­vokes a sense of won­der and self-reflec­tion, mak­ing The 613 a book to be vis­it­ed time and time again.

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