Marc Chagall, 1887-1985 /

Baal-Teshuva, Jacob.

Marc Chagall, 1887-1985 / - Köln ; New York : Taschen, ©1998. - 279 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm

Vitebsk 1887-1906 -- St. Petersburg 1906-1914 -- Paris 1910-1914 -- Russia 1914-1922 -- France 1923-1941 -- The United States 1941-1948 -- Back in France 1948-1985 -- Graphic art, tapestries, mosaics -- Stained galss, sculptures, ceramics.

A time traveler who left an ancient way of life in a remote Russian village for the sophisticated world of 20th-century Paris and its inner circle of literary and artistic innovators, Marc Chagall (1887-1985) superseded nature through metaphor. He reinvented his past and his dreams over and over as a chronicler of the Jewish experience. Baal-Teshuva, whose previous works include a monograph on Warhol (Andy Warhol 1928-1987), affectionately conveys the details of the artist's life, his roots in Vitebsk, his lovers, and his many works in paint, poetry, lithography, ceramics, tapestry, mosaics, sculpture, and stained glass with the intimacy and naturalness of a friend of 35 years. Written in clear, accessible prose and lavishly illustrated with reproductions that demonstrate the brilliant colors of the artist's palate, this book is an excellent choice as an introductory text for students. Ellen Bates, MLS, New York-

3822882712 9783822882719

Chagall, Marc, 1887-1985 --Criticism and interpretation.

Painting, French.
Painting, Modern--20th century.

Criticism, interpretation, etc.

ND699.C5 / B33 1998 Q759.7 CHAGALL

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