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Shocking Paris : Soutine, Chagall and the outsiders of Montparnasse

Author: Stanley Meisler
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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For a couple of decades before World War II, a group of immigrant painters and sculptors-- including Amedeo Modigliani, Marc Chagall, Chaim Soutine and Jules Pascin-- dominated the new art scene of Montparnasse in Paris. Art critics gave them the name "the School of Paris" to set them apart from the French-born (and less talented) young artists of the period. Modigliani and Chagall eventually attained enormous  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Chaim Soutine; Chaim Soutine
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stanley Meisler
ISBN: 9781137278807 1137278803
OCLC Number: 881437100
Description: 238 pages, [8] pages of plates : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: La Ruche, young Soutine, and the Russian Jews --
Modi, Montparnasse, Netter, and Zbo --
Midi, landscapes in turmoil, a pastry chef, and assaults on the canvas --
Dr. Barnes, the discovery of Soutine, and the rise of the foreigners --
Marc Chagall, the great Bakst, Paris, and the October Revolution --
André Warnod, the School of Paris, and the Jews --
Artistes juifs, Rembrandt's Carcass of Beef and the daughter of Elie Faure --
The Great Depression, Pascin, the death of Zbo, and the judgments of Soutine --
Idyll, Madeleine and Marcellin and the portrait --
Charles Maurras, Léon Blum, and the resurgence of anti-Semitism --
Mademoiselle Garde, trapped aliens, and roundup in the Vélodrome --
The Fall of France, Vichy, and a death warrant --
Two American heroes, the escape of Chagall, and the fall of the School of Paris --
Marie-Berthe, hiding, and a desperate dash to Paris --
The aftermath.
Responsibility: Stanley Meisler.
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A vivid look at the intense emigree art world of Paris between the Wars and two of its most striking figures: Russian Jewish painter Chaim Soutine and his contemporary Marc Chagall  Read more...

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