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Marc Chagall and the lost Jewish world : the nature of Chagall's art and iconography

Author: Benjamin Harshav; Marc Chagall
Publisher: New York : Rizzoli, 2006.
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"Marc Chagall is one of the most popular artists of the 20[superscript th] century, famous for his poetic, surreal images that represent a topsy-turvy world, combining fantasy and spirituality with a modernist style. This new book offers insight into Chagall's Jewish roots and offers succinct interpretations of his major paintings, from his early masterpieces made in Russia and in Paris to his Yiddish art theater  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Harshav, Benjamin, 1928-
Marc Chagall and the lost Jewish world.
New York : Rizzoli, 2006
(OCoLC)607856600
Named Person: Marc Chagall; Marc Chagall; Marc Chagall; Marc Chagall; Marc Chagall; Marc Chagall
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Harshav; Marc Chagall
ISBN: 0847828026 9780847828029
OCLC Number: 67289194
Description: 256 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 34 cm.
Contents: Roots --
On the nature of Chagall's art --
Early masterpieces--the foundations of Chagall's art --
The lost Jewish world --
The Yiddish art theater --
Chagall's theater murals --
A guide to the iconography of Chagall's theater paintings --
New images--revolution, Jesus Christ, Holocaust --
The Jerusalem windows in the perspective of Chagall's poetics of art.
Responsibility: Benjamin Harshav.
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Focuses on Chagall's Jewish roots. This book includes 200 illustrations, and also illustrates succinct interpretations of Chagall's world and iconography, and the nature of his art in the midst of  Read more...

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