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Chagall : Masters of Art

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'In Chagall, Schlenker puts out a well-rounded and manageable presentation of both the artist’s life and work. It’s a solid overview and a good reference to have on hand; the reader will feel the essence of Chagall shining through' - New York Journal of Books

An engaging examination of the artist and his life 

Marc Chagall's remarkable oeuvre spans a variety of media; from painting, ceramics, and stained glass to illustration, tapestry, and stage sets. Regardless of the format, his singular narrative style embraced the memories of his happy childhood in Vitebsk, Russia and his roots in Jewish culture. This engaging examination of the artist and his life features stunning full- page illustrations of Chagall's works, along with illuminating biographical details.

The Green Violinist is just one of 40 or so images represented in Chagall’s The Works section. Other highlights include: The Cattle Dealer (1912), Self -Portrait with Seven Fingers (1913), The Birthday (1915), The Pinch of Snuff (1923), Lovers Among Lilacs (1930), Nude over Vitebsk (1933), White Crucifixion (1938), Commedia dell’Arte (1958), and finishes off with an example of his stained glass work with Crucifixion, choeur, baie centrale, All Saints’ Church, Tudeley, Kent, England (1967). 

On every page, Chagall's genius with colour and composition spring to life. Comparisons and contrasts are made to the works of other Fauve and Cubist artists among whom he lived and worked, as well as to the poetry of the era. Although he depicted the harsh anti-Semitism that his countrymen faced, Chagall nevertheless embraced a vision of humanism and tolerance that remains refreshingly poignant decades after his death.

  • Author: Ines Schlenker
  • Paperback: 112 pages | 55 colour illustrations
  • Date published:  May 2022
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9783791386607
  • Product Dimensions: 21.0 x 17.2 cm

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