Chagall: World in Turmoil

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Chagall: World in Turmoil
Chagall: World in Turmoil
$54.00
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Explores themes of home, exile, and Jewish identity in Chagall's mid-career works.

Marc Chagall (1887-1985) remains famous for his dreamy images and luminous use of color, but in the 1930s his palette darkened as he began to address intensifying anti-Semitism in Europe. Chagall: World in Turmoil draws attention to lesser-known works the artist created during this period and into the 1940s, a time in which he visited Israel, escaped Nazi-occupied France, and found refuge in the United States. Showcasing more than one hundred paintings, works on paper, and costumes, the volume traces Chagall's search for a pictorial language in the face of displacement and persecution.

The pieces presented here include numerous self-portraits, art with allegorical and Biblical subjects, designs from Chagall's exile in New York City, images of his hometown in present-day Belarus, and landmark paintings like The Falling Angel. The catalog for the Schirn Kunsthalle Frank­furt's exhibition of the same name, Chagall offers a topical perspective on the oeuvre of one of the most important artists of the twentieth century.

Description
Explores themes of home, exile, and Jewish identity in Chagall's mid-career works.

Marc Chagall (1887-1985) remains famous for his dreamy images and luminous use of color, but in the 1930s his palette darkened as he began to address intensifying anti-Semitism in Europe. Chagall: World in Turmoil draws attention to lesser-known works the artist created during this period and into the 1940s, a time in which he visited Israel, escaped Nazi-occupied France, and found refuge in the United States. Showcasing more than one hundred paintings, works on paper, and costumes, the volume traces Chagall's search for a pictorial language in the face of displacement and persecution.

The pieces presented here include numerous self-portraits, art with allegorical and Biblical subjects, designs from Chagall's exile in New York City, images of his hometown in present-day Belarus, and landmark paintings like The Falling Angel. The catalog for the Schirn Kunsthalle Frank­furt's exhibition of the same name, Chagall offers a topical perspective on the oeuvre of one of the most important artists of the twentieth century.

ISBN
9783777440828
By
ILKA VOERMANN
Publisher
Hirmer Verlag GmbH
Publication Date
April 05, 2023
Binding
Hardcover
Item Condition
New