Royal Academy Chagall: Love and the Stage exhibition catalogue

Chagall: Love and the Stage

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An important and rare catalogue of Chagall's work during the eight years that he spent in Russia 

Amply illustrated and thoughtfully designed, this companion book to an exhibition at the Royal Academy in 1998 chronicles the eight years Chagall spent in Russia from 1914 to 1922.

Returning to his native country at the age of 27 after four years in Paris, Chagall had already developed a mature artistic style and had begun to produce paintings that combined a brilliant use of colour with fantasy, Jewish folklore and the Cubist pictorial influences he had absorbed in Europe.

His return to Russia and his hometown of Vitebsk provided him the opportunity to re-explore tradition, which would continue to inspire his work until his death at the age of 98. The essays of this book examine these themes, as well the relationship of theatre and painting in his work, and the political and artistic environment of Jewish cultural expression in the revolutionary Russia of this time. Well written and researched, with beautiful fold-out reproductions of his work for the Jewish Chamber Theatre as well as paintings, drawings, and costume and set designs from this productive period, this book documents and preserves an important period of Chagall’s life.

  • Author: Susan Compton
  • Hardcover: 104 pages | 60 colour and 20 black and white illustrations
  • Date published: 1998
  • Language: English
  • Condition: good - The book is in nice, clean condition. The jacket is and complete with signs of shelf wear along the top and bottom edge. 
  • ISBN: 978-0900946622
  • Product Dimensions: 26.2 x 24.1 cm