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Marc Chagall: The Lost Jewish World

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"If I were not a Jew . . . I wouldn't have been an artist, or I would be a different artist altogether." -Marc Chagall, Leaves from My Notebook. Marc Chagall is one of the most popular artists of the 20th century, famous for his poetic, surreal images that represent a topsy-turvy world, combining fantasy and spirituality with a modernist style. This volume serves as a guid ...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published April 25th 2006 by Rizzoli
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Elaine
Aug 25, 2009 Elaine rated it it was amazing
You don't have to be Jewish to love this book, but you do have to want to know how the artist communicates through his paintings. The complexity of Chagall's inner life is explained here by the presentation of excellent plates of several of his major works, each then clearly discussed in detail explaining what each color, each symbol, each composition means and when it occurred in his life If you go to the MoMA in NYC, you can see Chagall's I and the Village, but you won't make much sense of it ...more
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Jul 12, 2014 Ariel rated it liked it
A very interesting analysis of the Jewish aspects of Marc Chagall's life and painting. But a bit wooden and art historical in style for my taste.
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