Chagall and the Orient of the spirit - Waldemar-George
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Chagall and the Orient of the spirit - Waldemar-George

Written in French.

In this essay from the 1960s, Waldemar-George opposes an idealistic view of Chagall's work. He emphasizes the extent to which the urban sites painted by Chagall are, in his view, faithful representations of certain districts of Vitebsk, the painter's birthplace. All his art lies in ...
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Museum :
Musée national Marc Chagall
Art movements :
20th century, Surrealism, Cubism
Dimensions :
14 x 21 cm
Artist :
Marc Chagall (1887-1985)
Size of the book :
Paperback without flap
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Marc Chagall (1887-1985)

A painter, but also a sculptor and a poet, he was born in 1884 in Belarus into a modest family of Jewish origin. It was in his native city that he discovered painting, before leaving in 1907 to study at the Fine Arts School in St. Petersburg and start working in the studio of a Russian ballet decorator. Dreaming of discovering Paris, he settled there in 1911. As soon as he arrived, he met writers, poets and artists who lived in "La Ruche". This city of artists located in the 15th arrondissement of the capital has about a hundred workshops where artists of all nationalities live: Soutine, Archipenko, Zadkine, Léger, Delaunay...