Chagall: The Breakthrough Years : 1911-1919 - the exhibition catalogue from Kunstmuseum Basel available to buy at Museum Bookstore

Chagall: The Breakthrough Years : 1911-1919

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A richly illustrated book exploring the early work of Marc Chagall

This catalogue accompanying a show at the Kunstmuseum Basel explores the early work of Marc Chagall (1887–1985) -  a period of rapid artistic evolution and personal as well as political upheaval in the artist’s life. 

The book begins with Chagall’s breakthrough years in Paris, 1911 to 1914, and the paintings in which he combined his memories of Russian folk art and provincial life with the cutting-edge stylistic experiments he was exposed to through his life in the centre of the Parisian avant-garde. The volume also covers Chagall's years in Paris after the outbreak of World War I - a time of self-scrutiny in the artist’s work.

  • Author: Josef Helfenstein, curator, Kunstmuseum, Basel
  • Hardcover: 294 pages | 237 illustrations
  • Date published: January 2018
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-3960982326
  • Product Dimensions: 27.8 x 22.5 cm

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