His wit, the elegant style of his writing, his kindness and diplomacy: the philosopher Moses Mendelssohn (1729–1786) had already fascinated his contemporaries.
For Mendelssohn, freedom of conscience within religious communities and equality of religions before the law went hand in hand, as ideas benefitting a modern, pluralistic society.
Anecdotes from Mendelssohn’s life have inspired many artists through ages. Typex focuses on the man himself and the dramatic situations he found himself in.
His “Moishe” draws upon the styles of the eighteenth century, its artistic variety, its appetite for the comic and grotesque, thus creating a new image of the great Enlightenment philosopher.
Details & Reading Sample
Moishe. Six Anecdotes from the Life of Moses Mendelssohn
launched by the Jewish Museum Berlin
Exhibition “We dreamed of nothing but Enlightenment” – Moses Mendelssohn: Features & Programs
- Exhibition Webpage
- “We dreamed of nothing but Enlightenment” – Moses Mendelssohn – 14 Apr to 11 Sep 2022
- “We dreamed of nothing but Enlightenment” – Moses Mendelssohn – Exhibition catalog, 2022, bilingual in German and English
- Current page: Moishe. Six Anecdotes from the Life of Moses Mendelssohn – Graphic Novel by Typex, 2022, English edition, with reading sample for download
- Moische. Sechs Anekdoten aus dem Leben des Moses Mendelssohn – Graphic Novel by Typex, 2022, German edition, with reading sample for download
- Digital Content
- Moses Mendelssohn and His Time – Online feature, 2022
- Mendelssohn Discourses: Media Revolution – Publicity, Celebrity, A Flood of Images – Video recording with Frederek Musall, Caspar Battegay, and Shmuel Feiner, 2022, in Englisch
- Mendelssohn Discourses: Enlightenment: Fake News, Sentimentality, Reason – Video recording with Carolin Emcke, Hannah Peaceman, Frederek Musall, Inka Bertz, and Thomas Lackmann, 2022
- Based on a True Story – Interview with Typex, comic artist and author of Moishe, 2022
- See also
- Moses Mendelssohn, Philosopher
- Moses Mendelssohn – more objects in our online collections, in German