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The Art of Time, The Art of Place : Isaac Bashevis Singer and Marc Chagall - a Dialogue (Hardcover)

Author: Dorot, Ruth

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The Art of Time, The Art of Place draws a comparison between two of the most prominent Jewish artists in the 20th-century: the Polish-born magician and storyteller Isaac Bashevis-Singer (1904-1991) and the Russian-born creator of visual magic Marc Chagall (1887-1985). In addition to their East European Jewish background, both were exposed to Western culture. Chagall absorbed such turn-of-the-century, avant-garde, artistic styles as Expressionism, Fauvism, Cubism, Abstract, and Surrealism. From these, he created a unique blend to which he brought the various Russian influences he had absorbed, as well as his own special, highly imaginative and inventive personal style. Bashevis-Singer brought to his works philosophical, psychological, scientific, medical, and legal knowledge. While both artists were affected by these Western influences, they remained firmly entrenched within the Jewish culture - the Yiddish language and life in the "shtetl" - from which they drew their inspiration. Thei


Publisher Sussex Academic Pr
Mfg Part# 9781845194093
SKU 213457587
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1845194098
Release Date 9/1/2010
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