Kabbalah Project Theme 2: Heavenly Palaces and the Throne Charriot
The Kabbalah Project (#KabbalahProject) is meant as a creative response to Alexander Gorlin's book, Kabbalah in Art and Architecture. This post contains links to the tweets and twitpics related to Theme 2: "Heavenly Palaces and the Throne-Chariot." All photos by Laura Leibman unless otherwise noted.
Rather than taking an analytical or purely causal (influence-based) approach to Kabbalah in art and architecture, Gorlin creates a, "personal interpretation of the Kabbalah as a source of evocative ideas that have either inspired, or are illustrated by, significant works of art and architecture" (6). As Gorlin notes, there is something appropriate about ascribing kabbalism even where it wasn't originally intended, since Kabbalah is a "theory of correspondence with everything connected to everything else" (8).
Alexander Gorlin, Kabbalah in Art and Architecture. NY: Pointed Leaf Press, 2013.