Bettina Caro, Sephardi Artist
ENGLISH CORNER, CON LINDA JIMÉNEZ – This week’s trivia question: What color do Sephardic Jews use to ward off the evil eye?
The Sephardi painter Bettina Caro was born in Casablanca and now works in a studio in Hampstead, north London. Her paintings capture the light and vibrancy of her North African childhood and she brings all the intensity, passion and richness of Sephardic life into her works.
Bettina’s powerful paintings honor and preserve a lost culture and reveal her deep connection to the past – Jewish heritage celebrated in Jewish art.
She has won several awards, and a number of her works have been donated to raise funds for her favorite charities, including Hadassah Hospital and Shaare Zedek Medical Centre in Jerusalem.
“Judaica” is an exhibition of Bettina’s work currently at Centro Sefarad-Israel in Madrid. It shows the Jewish world from the north of Morocco and the Iberian Peninsula through different paintings in which the artist presents a variety of synagogues, the figure of the Berber bride, the Moorish tea ceremony and several portraits.
The exhibition can be visited through December 28th, and on Wednesday the 19th there will be a special tour of the exhibit, accompanied by Sephardic songs performed by the Sephardi musician Jorge Mehaudy. (More information)