The Nation with Art?
Bezalel in Palestine
A perfected Jewish art, like a perfected Jewish culture in general, will be possible only in a Jewish land. Martin Buber in Die jiidische Rcwegung: Gesammelte Aufsatze und Ansprachen
On top of the stone was the figure of Bezalel, the son of Uri, leaning up against his divine work, the holy arc [sic], the shrine which he made for the tablets; with eyes full of love he looked as though he was waiting for [the people]- No names of any particular artists there were. It was a collective work, created by the genius of the Jewish people. Boris Schatz in Digeboyte Yrusholem
One art school is more important than a hundred settlements. Ahad Ha-am in “Tehyat Ha-Ru'ah”