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Chagall and the Artists of the Russian Jewish Theater
Shortly after the Bolshevik Revolution, Soviet Jewish theaters became catalysts for modernist experimentation. Working with avant-garde playwrights, actors, and producers in a new political environment, artists such as Marc Chagall, Natan Altman, Robert Falk, and Aleksandr Tyshler combined Russian folk art with elements of Cubo-Futurism and Constructivism into a bold new ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published November 25th 2008 by Yale University Press
(first published November 1st 2008)
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Maybe not for everyone, but if you're interested in modern art, and how one of the greatest 20th century artists conceived of the backdrops for plays and entertainments c. 1920-21, this is for you. It was customary for artists not only to paint the backdrops, but the curtains, design the costumes, and even decide how each scene was to be staged. After reading and viewing this book, go to the MoMA in NYC and on the 2nd floor, Stage, study Chagall's paintings, costumes, and mis-en scene done in ...more