The World of Abstract Expressionism: Jackson Pollock Inspired Ketubah

The World of Abstract Expressionism: Jackson Pollock Inspired Ketubah

A word that comes to mind when Jackson Pollock is mentioned is a rebel. Even though it is almost impossible to describe Jackson Pollock’s art using one word, perhaps the most accurate term would be revolutionary. Pollock refused to follow the rules and treat art as something predetermined and conventional. While there is almost nothing traditional about his work, we were so inspired by his pieces that we had to create a Jackson Pollock-inspired ketubah design. Therefore, if you’re used to thinking outside of the box, and you’re an abstract expressionism fan, you will fall in love with our Jackson Pollock-inspired ketubah.

Jackson Pollock was born in Cody, Wyoming, and his childhood was heavily influenced by the Native American culture and tradition. Even though he never emphasized this part of this life or spoke about the influence of his childhood on this art, he did acknowledge the impact of some early memories on his work. Nevertheless, numerous fans and critics found an undeniable parallel between Pollock’s work and Native American art and culture.

Pollock studied at the Students’ League in New York under a painter Thomas Hart Benton, who was a regionalist painter. Naturally, Pollock’s first direction in the world of art was precisely the Regionalist style, but he was also intrigued by Mexican muralists, including Digo Rivera, as well as certain aspects of Surrealism.

A 1939 New York City The Museum of Modern Art’s exhibit named Picasso: 40 Years of His Art marked a turning point in Pollock’s life and art, as he started to appreciate European modernism. Early in his career, Pollock was much more fond of the American art, almost completely disregarding the power and uniqueness of European modern art. It is safe to say that the aforementioned Picasso exhibit motivated Pollock to rebuild his artistic persona and introduce a new, semi-abstract style.

Today, Jackson Pollock is recognized as a leader of the American Abstract Expressionism movement. Thanks to his work and dedication, American art received the much-needed spotlight and recognition, and could even compete with the European modernist movement. Jackson Pollock’s style could be perceived as radical and abrupt, but still oddly synchronized. With his radical abstract art, he redefined many artistic relationships, detached line from color, and introduced completely new categories of painting and drawing. The Number 27 Jackson Pollock-inspired ketubah is a perfect ketubah design for those who worship the boldness and uniqueness of abstract modern art!


Our Magnificent Home: Nature Ketubah

Our Magnificent Home: Nature Ketubah

Nature and its beauties have always been, and to this day are, one of the biggest (if not the biggest) sources of inspiration for many artists. Nature, in all its glory, strength, and dominance, has inspired but also terrified mankind for centuries. While it can be our best ally as long as we treat it right, nature can also be a rather cruel, vengeful enemy, and we’ve felt its wrath over and over again. It is almost as if nature were able to sense our energy and reciprocate. Therefore, whenever we feel terrified or little in the face of the force of nature, we should take a deep look into our own self and our actions.

When it comes to the connection between nature and art, we can say that it is twofold and it goes both ways. Not only can nature be portrayed through artistry, but we have also witnessed numerous works of art in nature. As much as we try to replicate nature in its breathtaking artistry, we fall short. Nevertheless, works of art inspired by nature represent one of the most genuine ways of paying tribute to Mother Nature and everything it has given us.

Even though we’re faced with an environmental crisis and we’ve witnessed numerous ecological catastrophes, there’s always hope. We may have turned our backs on Mother Nature in countless occasions, but what matters is our will to change and leave this world a better place. Each tree you plant, each bottle you recycle, each flower you decide to admire from afar instead of plucking is a step towards a better, brighter future.

Nature allows us to truly know one another, away from the crowd, the hecticness of a city, and the technology that seems to be taking over our lives. Being in nature and appreciating everything it has given us seems to be the only way to go back to our roots, be in tune with our inner selves, and find the peace we’re so desperate for. Small changes, such as soaking up the sun for 30 minutes a day, taking a walk in the nearest park, or even planting a rose can make a great difference in one’s perspective and inner peace.

Just like millions of artists all over the world, we’ve also been inspired by the vast, rich symbolism nature offers. Our nature-inspired ketubah collection is a perfect choice for nature enthusiasts and anyone interested in nature-related symbolism in their ketubah design!


Cherishing the Fruitful Tradition: The Seven Species Ketubah

Cherishing the Fruitful Tradition: The Seven Species Ketubah

When people hear that our main focus and source of inspiration when designing ketubah is modern art, they often conclude that we’ve chosen to disregard the traditional. While it is true that all our ketubah designs are created in a modern spirit, we believe we’ve found a perfect way to marry the modern and the traditional together. Our goal is always to create something unconventional, unique, eye-catching, but still meaningful, incorporating all the valuable traditional values. Our Seven Species ketubah collection is a perfect testimony to our progressive, yet the tradition-cherishing approach to art. Care to learn more? Keep on reading!

The Seven Species originate from Israel, the ancient Jewish land, and they were mainly consumed during biblical times. These seven species include wheat, barley, vines, fig-trees, pomegranates, olive oil, and honey. Besides being the staple foods of this historical period, each of these foods has a prominent symbolic meaning behind it. What’s more, each of the Seven Species has a specific role in Jewish traditional medicine.

Wheat is the first of the seven lower sefirot, symbolizing kindness. It is also believed to strengthen the body and increase mother’s milk. Barley stands for restraint, and it reminds us to set clear boundaries. This plant of the Seven Species reduces cholesterol and lowers the risk of coronary disease. Grapes represent beauty and are believed to eliminate free radicals due to their antioxidant activity. Figs, representing endurance, also stand for longevity, believed to strengthen the blood and prevent numerous kinds of diseases. Pomegranates, standing as symbols of majesty and glory, promote our immune response, protecting healthy cells.

Olive oil corresponds to foundation, being the foundation of numerous meals. It is believed to protect the heart, cleanse the liver, and have anti-bacterial properties. Due to its numerous benefits, it is also recognized as the foundation of life. Last but certainly not the least of the Seven Species, dates (honey) symbolizes kingdom. Besides their health benefits, such as supporting intestinal health, dates have a very strong philosophical meaning. The Jewish people recognized dates as a very significant symbol, since the palm tree has no waste (each of its parts is used for something), just like the people of Israel perform charitable deeds and master their own path of Torah learning.

The Species for Love ketubah design is perhaps the best representative of our colorful Seven Species collection. This ketubah design incorporates all seven species in a vibrant display of the Seven Species of Israel. Interested in seeing more of our ketubah collections? Visit our online gallery!


Breaking Out of the Chains of Simplicity: Art Nouveau Ketubah

Breaking Out of the Chains of Simplicity: Art Nouveau Ketubah

If you prefer to think outside the box, break the rules, and create your own reality – the Art Nouveau ketubah collection is the answer you’ve been looking for. Being that the foundation of our company is combining the traditional and the modern, and portraying traditional notions through the prism of modern art – we have many bold, modern designs you can choose from. But, why did we chose such an unconventional, rebellious direction to begin with? Art Nouveau is passionate, expressive, and honest – everything we wanted our ketubah designs to be.

Art Nouveau is known by different names: it is Jugendstil in Germany, Stile Liberty in Italy, and simply Modern Style in England. No matter the language and the geographic coordinates, the essence of Art Nouveau remains the same: it has been created to revolutionize not art, but people’s perception of art and life, as well. This style enjoyed its greatest popularity between the ages of 1890 and 1910, and it was mainly inspired by nature. Interestingly enough, Art Nouveau relied on the use of modern materials, including iron, glass, ceramics, and finally concrete.

The birth of Art Nouveau happened in Brussels in 1890, when the first modern interior and exterior decor was used by Paul Hankar. His adventurous and unique take on simple architectural tasks such as homes in Brussels resulted in the first Art Nouveau houses. The actual term art nouveau stems from a Parisian gallery the Maison de l’Art Nouveau (“House of the New Art”), which was opened in 1895. What could be considered the high point of Art Nouveau was The Paris 1900 Exposition Universelle, which showcased the glory of this movement. Even though modern art employs different shapes and forms that may even seem futuristic at moments, their initial inspiration was found in nature and its imperfections. In the words of Guimard, “What must be avoided at all cost is…the parallel and symmetry. Nature is the greatest builder of all, and nature makes nothing that is parallel and nothing that is symmetric.”

Le Metro Du Paris is one of the most eye-catching Art Nouveau ketubah designs, representing one of the actual architectural designs from this age – the Paris Metro, constructed under the direction of Fulgence Bienvenüe. This unique modern ketubah design portrays not only the fascinating Paris Metro but also the beauty of modern architecture, combining both the modern and the traditional Paris. Make sure to check out our full Art Nouveau ketubah collection for more breathtaking designs.


Mouthwatering Designs: Foodies Ketubah!

Mouthwatering Designs: Foodies Ketubah!

Our Foodies ketubah collection is the perfect choice for a couple that’s passionate about food, crazy about realistic modern art, and always willing to stand out! It is safe to say that this particular collection is certainly far from traditional, but still incorporating the elements you’d want in your ketubah. The Foodies collection is fun, a little bit eccentric, and quite bold, so if that’s what you want your ketubah to be – you’ve come to the right place! Let’s dig in!

We can all agree on one fact: food is more than just a necessity. For thousands of years, important events, gatherings, and life-changing situations cannot be imagined without food. Not only do need food as fuel to physically survive, but we also need it as an integral part of our lifestyles, celebrations, and traditions. All over the globe, food is seen as this inexplicable notion connecting people, bringing them together, and providing them with a sense of comfort unlike anything else. Food is so much more than a simple meal on our table; it is a recurring symbol of love, friendship, and family. It brings us to the same table, allowing us to enjoy the moment and truly connect with one another.

The Foodie ketubah design will represent your love and passion for food in all its glory. Whether you’re a passionate cook, or you and your loved one simply love food and want it as a perfect representation of your relationship – this ketubah design is just what you’ve been looking for! The Foodie ketubah is colorful, eye-catching, and bold. It portrays an abundance of food, which also symbolizes an abundance of love and prosperity for the newlyweds. This particular design is one of those pieces that will turn heads and certainly be unmatched.

At The Shuk ketubah features a realistic photo of a market in Israel, filled with delicious food, spices, and herbs. This foodie ketubah design isn’t only a perfect choice for food lovers, but also for couples who want to celebrate the beautiful culture of Israel with their ketubah. The realistic, vibrant design will make you feel like you can almost reach for the fruit at the market, smell the herbs in the air, and hear the noise of the crowd.

The Species for Love foodies ketubah design portrays the Seven Species of Israel: wheat, barley, grape, fig, pomegranate, olive, and dates. If you love modern art but still want to stay true to your roots, make sure to check out this breathtaking food-inspired ketubah design!


Modernist America At Its Best: American Modernist Ketubah

Modernist America At Its Best: American Modernist Ketubah

You may be wondering, how does something as traditional as ketubah go hand-in-hand with American Modernist art? Well, here at This Is Not Ketubah… Yes, It Is! it is our mission to create a perfect blend of modern and traditional, erasing all the limits and borders – and the American Modernist ketubah collection is just the perfect example. With our ketubah designs, you get the best of both worlds, and there’s no need for you to make any compromises! If you’re a fan of modern American art, but you’re not willing to sacrifice the traditional values of a ketubah, you’ve come to the right place.

American modernists didn’t only create visual art, but also literature, music, architecture, as well as a unique lifestyle. American modernism is bold, futuristic, and often abstract, which makes it stand out in a sea of other philosophies. The main theme and the source of inspiration for an American modernist was life in America in the 20th century, which could be described as hectic and revolutionary. Art was the only way for people to escape the grueling reality of overbearing industrialization and fundamental changes.

When it comes to famous artwork by American modernists, the most remarkable pieces include Charles Demuth’s Spring, Stuart Davis’s Lucky Strike, and Alfred Henry Maurer’s An Arrangement. When it comes to literature, the recognized artists among the American Modernist movement, such as Gertrude Stein, T. S. Eliot, and Ezra Pound were known as the Lost Generation. The literature of this age brought upon many changes, and not only when it comes to the topics they concerned themselves with, but also language and form. It is safe to say that the American Modernist movement revolutionized art forever by addressing important, yet often neglected matters such as gender, overall human conditions, and race relations.

The Brooklyn Bridge American Modernist ketubah design is a monochromatic representation of the famous Brooklyn Bridge, known as the symbol of the city’s restless, chaotic nature. Needless to say, this ketubah design would be the perfect pick for couples who are from Brooklyn, or whose love story started precisely in Brooklyn. On the other hand, if you appreciate the symbolism of bridges when it comes to unity, strength, security, and reliability. If you’re looking for more American Modernist ketubah designs from us, make sure to visit our online gallery offering dozens of modern art options!


Breathtaking Giants: Whale Ketubah

Breathtaking Giants: Whale Ketubah

The underwater world can often leave us speechless. Just thinking about the fact that approximately 80% of the ocean hasn’t even been explored yet can give you goosebumps, as we can’t even begin to imagine the unexplored depths. However, today we’re talking about whales – inhabitants of the ocean that could hardly ever remain unnoticed, especially due to their size. These giants scare many, but fascinate even more people. If you’re a fan of the ocean, the underwater world in general, or the whales in specific, we’re quite positive that our whale inspired collection is exactly what you’ve been looking for!

Whales belong to one of the most diverse groups of ocean creatures, as they can vary in size and weight drastically. To be more specific, some whales can be 9 feet long, while the biggest ones can even reach jaw-dropping 98 feet! What’s even more impressive is that the largest whales can weigh up to 200 tons (if you can imagine that!). Given the information about their size we’ve just provided, it’s no wonder whales are the largest animals on Earth, present in every single ocean. The biggest whale is known as the blue whale, and it can stretch up to 100 feet. Speaking of whale types, there are two main categories when it comes to whales: toothed and baleen. As the name itself suggests, toothed whales are known as hunters, feeding on fish, squids, and even seals. On the other hand, baleen whales, larger than toothed, usually consume krill. There are also humpback whales that live off their fat for 5.5-7.5 months a year, migrating from tropical waters to the Antarctic.

How do whales communicate? Well, the unique “melon” in the toothed whales’ foreheads is actually a mass of tissue necessary for their communication and echolocation. Unfortunately, their communication can often be jeopardized by numerous human activities, like drilling for oil which damages their hearing. Speaking of the issues whales are facing, blue whales are a heavily exploited species. There used to be over 225,000 blue whales in the Antarctic, while today there are only around 3,000 left.

The Underwater ketubah is a unique, dreamy whale inspired ketubah design, portraying the mysterious, enchanting underwater world. This whale ketubah piece embodies the mysticism of the ocean, luring the observers into the undiscovered depths. It also portrays the shadows of two whales, roaming the underwater world together, representing unity and commitment to one another. It is truly a mesmerizing, unique design that will certainly stand out.


Love Is The Only Language They Understand: Animal Ketubah

Love Is The Only Language They Understand: Animal Ketubah

Today we’re talking about a ketubah category that comprises all of our favorite animal-inspired ketubah designs. Over the years, we’ve explored and discussed the symbolism of many animals – and not only in the Jewish culture. If you’re here, we’re certain you love animals as much as we do, and whether you love a certain animal or you’re intrigued by what it represents, you’re bound to find a perfect ketubah design in our animal ketubah collection. Care to learn more about our unique animal-inspired pieces? Keep on reading!

Let’s start with one of the best representatives of our animal ketubah collection – The Forest KeepersThis animal ketubah design encompasses different eye-catching symbols: forest, a flock of doves, and a buck and doe enjoying the view. This particular design radiates serenity, peace, and joy that can only be felt in a natural surrounding. The buck and doe represent a strong symbol of unity and love, as they’re sharing this beautiful moment with each other. Another animal symbol in this ketubah design are doves, which have been representing peace and love and numerous cultures for centuries.

And even if your favorite animal isn’t real – we’ve got you covered! The Moonlit Fantasy animal ketubah design is a perfect blend of the Jewish tradition, fantasy ketubah design, and modern art we nourish in all our ketubah pieces. This unicorn ketubah is simply enchanting, and it is perfect for couples who enjoy mysteries and fantasies.

The Regal Peacocks animal ketubah is both a traditional and modern ketubah piece; colorful, bold, and certainly something you’ll be proud to own. Peacocks stand for prosperity, happiness, and success, which is exactly what a newlywed couple would want their marriage to be. This animal ketubah focuses on the grace and beauty of peacocks, while also having a strong symbolic meaning.

The Lovey Dovey is an ideal choice for couples who like to stick with the basics and enjoy simplicity at its finest. This animal ketubah is just that: simple, elegant, sophisticated – yet quite meaningful. It portrays a pair of doves in love, with a mesmerizing sunset and a flock of doves in the background. This gorgeous animal ketubah design captures a perfect moment of serenity and love, and it is a perfect choice for the symbol of your unity.

Who doesn’t love dolphins? If there’s a popularity scale for animals, dolphins must be close to the top. If you’ve chosen dolphins to grace your ketubah, you’ll absolutely love this modern Dolphins animal ketubah design. For more animal-inspired ketubah pieces, make sure to check out our online gallery!


The Saharan Pearl: Morocco Ketubah

The Saharan Pearl: Morocco Ketubah

Morocco is a mystical land of diversity, rich culture, and breathtaking history. It is a country that embraces powerful symbolism presented through its unmatchable natural sites, historical monuments, and omnipresent folklore. Everything about Morocco is absolutely alluring, and your first visit to this Saharan pearl certainly won’t be your last. Morocco is a paradise for all your senses, and if you’re a fan of delicious, exotic food – you’re in for a treat. Today we’re discussing the most popular landmarks and symbols of Morocco, including the symbolism we included in our unique Morocco-inspired ketubah designs. Care to learn more? Keep on reading!

As we’ve already mentioned, Morocco is a land of jaw-dropping scenery, and one of the most important places you’ll want to experience is the Sahara Desert. Taking up approximately 3.6 million square miles, the Sahara Desert accounts for about 30% of the entire landscape of Africa. In Morocco, you’ll have the chance to experience colorful desert skies, camel riding over the desert dunes, and even do some shopping at Berber stands and grab some memorable souvenirs!

Whether you prefer visiting wild beaches or enjoying luxurious resorts – Marocco has it all. If you’re more of an adventure seeker, you should choose tours that include trips to fascinating wild desert beaches. On the other hand, if you’re more of a winter person, you probably prefer skiing over swimming. Yes, skiing is possible in Marocco, and their famous ski resorts are located in the Atlas mountains.

Marocco could be perceived as a perfect blend of Arabian and European cultures, which can be clearly seen in their architecture. Also, one of the best cultural blends happened in Maroccan cuisine, which is incredibly unique thanks to their careful selection of meat, vegetables, and spices. A great relaxing activity after your delicious lunch in Marocco would be paying a visit to one of their hammams.

The Maroccan ketubah design is one of our unique pieces from the Marocco-inspired ketubah collection. Even though Jews don’t have a large community in Marocco, their influence has been felt for centuries. Jews mixed with the Arab population, influencing vital aspects of the Moroccan culture, including food, dialects, and even the tunes of their prayers. This ketubah design embodies the significant Jewish influence on the culture of Morocco, including the Arabian contribution. The overall design of this ketubah is elegant, impactful, and filled with cultural and historical symbols of this land.


The Land of Soccer Legends: Argentina Ketubah

The Land of Soccer Legends: Argentina Ketubah

What is so special about Argentina? Whether you ask the locals, or the people who have been lucky enough to visit it, you’ll probably get a ton of different answers. For some, it’s the culture, history, and tradition. For others, it’s the cuisine of Argentina that takes the victory. Then again, many people will agree that their first association with Argentina is soccer, as it is undoubtedly the land of soccer greats. Regardless of the side you take, we’re not gonna argue, ’cause there are no wrong answers here! Argentina is simply enchanting, and that is certainly something we can all agree on. Keep on reading to learn more about some of the most exciting symbols of Argentina.

The city of Buenos Aires is the capital of Argentina located on the Atlantic coast. The city is divided into different neighborhoods, each of which has a whole lot to offer and shows a different side of Argentina. We’re quite positive you’ve heard about Monserrat – famous for its beautiful Plaza de Mayo and galerias, which represent one of the best locations for shopping addicts in Argentina.

As we’ve already mentioned, the cuisine is yet another strong reason to visit Argentina and enjoy all it has to offer. While it is strongly influenced by Spanish and Italian cuisine, Argentina is an absolute leader when it comes to beef, and the most famous dishes include tenderloin, short ribs, skirt steak, and flank steak. Also, when in Argentina, you shouldn’t expect a big breakfast. They prefer to eat light in the morning, but only to make space for a heavy lunch that usually entails the famous beef we discussed. Also, if you like your wine, you’ll feel right at home in Argentina. They’re known for their wines all over the globe, and you shouldn’t leave Argentina before having a glass of Malbec or Torrontes.

When in Argentina, one of the best trips you can invest your time in is to see Iguazu Falls, one of the seven Natural Wonders of the World. Proclaimed the greatest natural treasure Argentina has to offer, the breathtaking Iguazu Falls are taller than Niagra Falls. For those brave enough, there’s even a personalized boat safari taking the tourists under the falls, and you can also experience ziplining through the forest.

If you’re looking for an Argentina-inspired ketubah, our Subte de Buenos Aires is a perfect choice. This is a perfect representative of the Argentinean vibe, as it portrays the first station opened in Buenos Aires.

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