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Chagall by Ingo F. Walther
Book DescriptionMarc Chagall (1887-1985) is widely regarded as epitomizing the "painter as poet". The worldwide admiration he commanded remains unparalleled by any artist of the 20th century. Chagall's paintings, steeped in mythology and mysticism, portray colourful dreams and tales that are deeply rooted in his Russian Jewish origins. The memories and yearning they evoke recall his native Vitebsk, and the great events that mark the life of ordinary people: birth, love, marriage and death. They tell of a world full of everyday miracles - in the room of lovers, on the streets of Vitebsk, beneath the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Heaven and earth seem to meet in a topsy-turvy world in which whimsical figures of people and animals float through the air with gravity-defying serenity. This art album presents Chagall's work.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9783822859902
(230mm x 187mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Taschen GmbH
Publisher: Taschen GmbH
Publish Date: 26-May-2000
Country of Publication: Germany
Books By Author Ingo F. Walther
Codices Illustres. The World's Most Beautiful Manuscripts, Hardback (September 2014)
From The Book of Kells to Boccaccio's Decameron and from the Vienna Genesis to Dante's Divine Comedy, this title introduces the reader to the world of medieval miniature painting and illumination. It includes 167 important medieval scripts from the 4th century to 1600 that are presented in chronological order and described in full.
Impressionism, Hardback (August 2013)
Impressionism continues to be one of the most fascinating movements in the history of modern art. This monograph explores French Impressionism alongside related art movements that flourished simultaneously in the rest of Europe and North America.
Gauguin, Hardback (January 2013)» View all books by Ingo F. Walther
After starting a career as a bank broker, Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) turned to painting only at age twenty-five. This book features a detailed chronological summary of the artist's life and work, covering the cultural and historical importance of the artist. It also includes approximately 100 color illustrations with explanatory captions.
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Author Biography - Ingo F. Walther
Rainer Metzger studied art history, history and German studies in Munich and Augsburg. He received his doctorate in 1994, and has worked as a fine arts journalist for the Viennese newspaper "Der Standard." He has written numerous books on art, including volumes on van Gogh and Chagall. Ingo F. Walther (1940-2007) was born in Berlin and studied medieval studies, literature, and art history in Frankfurt am Main and Munich. He published numerous books on the art of the Middle Ages and of the 19th and 20th centuries. Walther's many titles for TASCHEN include "Picasso," "Art of the 20th Century," and "Codices Illustres."
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