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Purim Costumes Art

Purim Costumes Art

In my Purim Costumes art gallery I focus on Jews dressing up as different animals, people, or even objects.

So I go into the streets at Purim time to see and sketch people in their Purim costumes. I draw people in dressed up, on their way to listen to a Megillat Esther reading (The Book of Esther). They are often carrying their groggars (noise-makers). Then I may draw people taking their children to a Purim party, a Purim spiel, or to give mishloach manot (presents of food) to their friends. At the same time I note people begging, and people giving to the poor.

I paint these scenes, these little pieces of life, in my Purim artwork. So they are busy paintings, crowded with people, each with their own story.

I find the costumes that Jews choose quite fascinating. Perhaps people choose to dress up as someone they dream of being? Of course, there are the stereotypical costumes with girls dressing up as princesses and boys as Superman. However, I’ve seen both boys and girls dressed as tigers and Torah Scrolls!

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