Item description for Chagall (Colour Library) by Gill Polonsky...
The life and work of artist Marc Chagall (1887-1985) are presented in this volume. He was born into a poor Jewish family in Vitebsk, Russia, a place whose memory remained a constant source of inspiration. Establishing his reputation in Paris before the First World War, he spent the years 1914-1922 in Russia, but disillusioned by the Revolution, he returned and made France his home. He was influenced by the Cubists and in turn influenced the Surrealists, but his vision and his style were always his own - a unique blend of imagination, symbolism, fantasy and colour based on his memories. In addition to painting, he became a celebrated printmaker and perhaps the greatest modern master of stained glass.
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Studio: Phaidon Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.86" Width: 8.81" Height: 0.32" Weight: 1.2 lbs.
Release Date Jun 25, 1998
Publisher Phaidon Press
ISBN 0714834033 ISBN13 9780714834030
Reviews - What do customers think about Chagall (Colour Library)?
A True Treasure Trove Aug 5, 2008
What a wonderful book this is! The text consists of biographical information about Chagall. It references many of the Plates in the latter part of this book, placing the paintings in context, making them both relevant and accessible. Each of the very well reproduced Plates has further descriptions of the work of art, fleshing out the biographical information. The text and the graphics work unusually well together. If you are appreciative of Chagall's work but are puzzled by it as well, this book is a real treasure trove.