SELF PORTRAIT OF A HOLOCAUST ARTIST #133 is part of Judith Weinshall Liberman's SELF PORTRAITS OF A HOLOCAUST ARTIST series. This work is 10" by 8" (25 cm by 20 cm) and was created in 1997. It is in the permanent collection of The William Benton Museum of Art at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Connecticut, U.S.A. In SELF PORTRAIT #133 the artist is seen in silhouette behind a screen made up of yellow stars on each of which the German word for "Jew" - Jude - is spelled out. The faceless appearance of the artist behind the yellow stars is a reminder that behind the labels imposed by the Nazis were individual human beings, and the artist's bloody appearance symbolizes the millions of Jewish victims who perished in the Holocaust. The SELF PORTRAITS OF A HOLOCAUST ARTIST series consists of over 150 small mixed-media works in which the artist places herself in Holocaust settings in an effort to explore her emotional relationship to the subject of the Shoah and to express her empathy with its victims.
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