Charlotte Salomon: Life? or Theatre? - the exhibition catalogue from Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam available to buy at Museum Bookstore

Charlotte Salomon: Life? or Theatre?

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An unrivalled opus magnum from a great and ambitious artist, with some 450 of her most important works.

This exhibition catalogue from a show at the Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam is the first complete edition of the art of Charlotte Salomon, published for the 100 year anniversary of her birth.

Divided into three sections, the gouaches within this beautiful book unveil a vivid self-portrait spanning across all facets of Charlotte's existence: from a complicated family life, marked by the suicides of nearly all female relatives; growing up in Berlin; her close relation to singing teacher Alfred Wolfsohn; the rise of the Nazis; to her exile to France in 1939.

 Her film strip-like sequences are interspersed not only with words but also musical suggestions, making Life? or Theater? the storybook for a whole musical, years before the heyday of that genre.

  • Author: Judith Belinfante, Director of the Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam
  • Hardcover: 600 pages 
  • Date published: November 2017
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-3836570770
  • Product Dimensions: 25.1 x 18.5 cm

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