Job 1

1950

Clay. 54 x 32 x 26 cm

The Biblical Job had been tested to the extreme. The theme once again reveals Herman Wald’s reaction to the Holocaust whose sheer enormity was impossible to grasp and the Jewish faith sorely tested with the question: how could God have allowed this to happen to his chosen people? Job’s head is twisted, his face turned upwards in direct interaction with God. The gesture of his upstretched arms and downturned hands outlines  the shape of the tablets of the Ten Commandments.

 © Kaplan Centre

Images reproduced by kind permission of Louis Wald

The Life and Art of

HERMAN WALD

(1906-1970)