This title, published to coincide with the opening of the eponymous exhibition at The Jewish Museum, New York, presents an important collection of nearly 60 early paintings, drawings, and murals by Marc Chagall, dating from the artist's years in Russia from 1914 to 1922. Organized around three essays, the principal narrative essay is written by ...Read MoreThis title, published to coincide with the opening of the eponymous exhibition at The Jewish Museum, New York, presents an important collection of nearly 60 early paintings, drawings, and murals by Marc Chagall, dating from the artist's years in Russia from 1914 to 1922. Organized around three essays, the principal narrative essay is written by Susan Goodman, the Curator at the Jewish Museum, responsible for coordinating the exhibition. This essay takes the form of a story-line narrative, presenting nearly all the works contained in the exhibition. Two other short essays, one by Evgenija Petrova and the other by Dr. Aleksandra Shatskikh, will trace respectively the shifting trajectory of Chagall's work in Soviet and Russian art history, and the interrelation and impact of Pen and Chagall upon each other; the contribution of each artist to the history of Russian art as well as their sources in Russian and Jewish art. While the years spent in Paris can be credited as the key formative influence on Chagall's mature work, the years in Russia were crucial to helping build on, and to define, the ideas and influences of the Paris years. Together they established those themes and motifs to which Chagall would repeatedly return throughout his long career: Love, Marriage, The War, Jewish Folklore, and The Jewish Theatre.Read Less
Very Good. Square oblong royal octavo, glossy ppaer covers with flaps, 110 pp., map, color illustrations and b/w photos throughout, Exhibition Checklist, selected bibliography, index. Foreword by Joan Rosenbaum. Essays are "Chagall's Paradise Lost: The Russian Years, " Goodman, "Marc Chagall: Combining the Intimate and the Cosmic, " Aleksandra Shatsskikh, "Chagall in Russia After 1922, " Evgenia Petrova, and selections "From Chagall's Correspondence." A record of the exhibit that began in New York in 2001 and appeared in a few other venues subsequently. The works in this exhibit had never been exhibited in the west previously and returned to the Russian and Belarus collections that had loaned them for this exhibit.
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