Inbal Lev- Ari

Inbal Lev-Arie
Art History Department, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Mandel Building, room 244, Mt. Scopus campus

Inbal is a doctoral student in the Department of History of Art at The Hebrew University and a member of the "Past and Past Perfect" research group at the Mandel Scholion Research Center. Her research involves the study of the relationship between art and text, cultural transfer, and the aspects of gender and society in visual art.


Inbal's dissertation, under the supervision of Professor Rina Talgam, deals with visual representations of the Greek goddess Artemis. Her research focuses on the goddess’ visual representation from the 7th to the 5th centuries BCE, examining their relationship to texts, cults, and gender. The images of the goddess are also compared to visual representations from Aegean and ancient Near East cultures.


Inbal's M.A. thesis was written under the mentorship of professor Ziva Amishai-Maisels. Her research examined how 19th-century French art draws on archeological discoveries representing Christian narratives. The research focused on the visual representation of the narrative of Salome’s fatal dance. It investigated the reception of ancient Greek, Mesopotamian, Carthaginian, Egyptian and Indian images into the visual representation of Salome.


For her work, Inbal was acknowledged with grants, including a scholarship from the Lafer Center for Women and Gender Studies, the Robert H. and Claris Smith Foundation, and the Rose Rabinowicz Foundation.