Religious Jews use the word
השם HaSheM for what
is unnameable, יהוה YHVH.
I read the work of Barnett
Newman, The Name I, from the tradition of the source text, the Hebrew.
Right to left: we see a
four-striped canvas, entitled The Name I.
The first line is very
thin, the third is thicker, the second and the fourth are identical, and the
The first line stands for י YUD, the second and the fourth for ה HeH and the third for ו VaV. When we read this, from right to left, we see
that Newman has painted the name YAHUVEH YHVH; Tetragrammaton.