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Chagall : a biography

Author: Jackie Wullschläger
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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An insightful portrait of the Russian-born modernist artist describes his stunning studies of the lost world of Eastern European Jewry in his paintings of the shtetl life of his childhood, his pioneering role in twentieth-century art, his colorful personal life, and his lasting artistic legacy, in a study highlighted by more than forty reproductions of important paintings.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographie
Named Person: Marc Chagall; Marc Chagall; Marc Chagall; Marc Chagall
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jackie Wullschläger
ISBN: 9780375414558 037541455X
OCLC Number: 192048175
Description: xxii, 582 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Part I. Russia : "My sad and joyful town": Vitebsk, 1887-1900 --
At Pen's: Vitebsk, 1900-1907 --
Forbidden city: St. Petersburg, 1907-1908 --
Thea: Vitebsk and St. Petersburg, 1908-1909 --
Belle: Vitebsk, 1909 --
Léon Bakst: St. Petersburg, 1909-1911 --
"Surnaturel!": Paris, 1911-1912 --
Blaise Cendrars: Paris, 1912-1913 --
"My ferocious genius": Paris, 1913-1914 --
Homecoming: Vitebsk, 1914-1915 --
Married man: Petrograd, 1915-1917 --
Commissar Chagall and Comrade Malevich: Vitebsk, 1917-1920 --
Chagall's box: Moscow, 1920-1922 --
Part II. Exile : Der Sturm: Berlin, 1922-1923 --
Dead souls: Paris, 1923-1924 --
"Lumière-Liberté": Paris, 1924-1927 --
The prophets: Paris, 1928-1933 --
Wandering Jew: Paris, 1934-1937 --
White crucifixion: Paris and Gordes, 1937-1941 --
America: New York, 1941-1944 --
Virginia: New York and High Falls, 1944-1948 --
Return to Europe: Orgeval and Vence, 1948-1952 --
Vava: Vence, 1952-1960 --
Decade of the large wall: Vence and St. Paul, 1960-1970 --
"I was a good artist, wasn't I?": St. Paul, 1971-1985.
Responsibility: Jackie Wullschlager.
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An insightful portrait of the Russian-born modernist artist describes his stunning studies of the lost world of Eastern European Jewry in his paintings of the shtetl life of his childhood, his pioneering role in twentieth-century art, his colorful personal life, and his lasting artistic legacy, in a study highlighted by more than forty reproductions of important paintings.

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