DESCRIPTION : Here for sale is a VERY RARE vintage Hebrew Yiddish Russian Jewish JUDAICA POETRY Art BOOK by MARC CHAGALL who illustrated the poems of the acclaimed POLISH YIDDISH POPET and writer , A HOLOCAUST survivor from the WINLA – WILNO Ghetto in Lithuania and a PARTISAN – Abraham Sutzkever named “SIBIR” (SIBERIA). The Jewish artist of RUSSIAN origin , Together with fellow artists such as EL LISSITZKY , JOSEPH CHAIKOV , BORIS ARONSON , NATHAN ALTMAN YISSACHAR BER RYBACK , KULTUR LIGE artists and others was a participant in the thrilling and most important artistic stream of the JEWISH RUSSIAN AVANT – GARDE. This is the FIRST Judaica Hebrew edition which Chagall illustrated. It was published over SIXTY YEARS ago , in 1952 (Fully dated) in Eretz Israel. 50 copies of this first edition were numbered and signed by artist and poet. The copy on this sale is a regular one (unnumbered and unsigned). The LARGE book consists of SEVEN litho-like FULL PAGE illustrations, Printed on special separate sheets of exceptional thickness , In addition , One additional drawing decorates the front page. ORIGINAL illustrated hard cover w/ ORIGINAL illustrated dust jacket. Slight wear of DJ. (Pls look at scan for accurate AS IS images) Book will be sent inside a protective envelope. AUTHENTICITY : This BOOK is fully guaranteed ORIGINAL from 1952 (Fully dated) , NOT a reproduction or a recent reprint , It holds a life long GUARANTEE for its AUTHENTICITY and ORIGINALITY. Book will be sent inside a protective envelope. Marc Zaharovich Chagall 6 July O. 24 June 1887 28 March 1985 was a Russian artist. Associated with several major artistic styles and one of the most successful artists of the 20th century. He was an early modernist, and created works in virtually every artistic medium, including painting, book illustrations, stained glass, stage sets, ceramic, tapestries and fine art prints. Art critic Robert Hughes referred to Chagall as “the quintessential Jewish artist of the twentieth century”. According to art historian Michael J. Lewis, Chagall was considered to be “the last survivor of the first generation of European modernists”. For decades, he “had also been respected as the world’s preeminent Jewish artist”. Using the medium of stained glass, he produced windows for the cathedrals of Reims and Metz, windows for the UN, and the Jerusalem Windows in Israel. He also did large-scale paintings, including part of the ceiling of the Paris Opéra. Before World War I, he traveled between St. Petersburg, Paris, and Berlin. During this period he created his own mixture and style of modern art based on his idea of Eastern European Jewish folk culture. He spent the wartime years in Soviet Belarus, becoming one of the country’s most distinguished artists and a member of the modernist avante-garde, founding the Vitebsk Arts College before leaving again for Paris in 1922. He had two basic reputations, writes Lewis: as a pioneer of modernism and as a major Jewish artist. He experienced modernism’s “golden age” in Paris, where “he synthesized the art forms of Cubism, Symbolism, and Fauvism, and the influence of Fauvism gave rise to Surrealism”. Yet throughout these phases of his style he remained most emphatically a Jewish artist, whose work was one long dreamy reverie of life in his native village of Vitebsk. ” “When Matisse dies, ” Pablo Picasso remarked in the 1950s, “Chagall will be the only painter left who understands what colour really is. The items here represent only a portion of Yale’s holdings in Yiddish literature. The Beinecke, in collaboration with the Yale University library Judaica Collection, continues to digitize and make Yiddish books available online. With the Russian Revolution of 1917, prohibitions on Yiddish printing imposed by the Czarist regime were lifted. Thus, the early post-revolutionary period saw a major flourishing of Yiddish books and journals. The new freedoms also enabled the development of a new and radically modern art by the Russian avant-garde. Artists such as Mark Chagall, Joseph Chaikov, Issachar Ber Ryback, El (Eliezer) Lisitzsky and others found in the freewheeling artistic climate of those years an opportunity Jews had never enjoyed before in Russia: an opportunity to express themselves as both Modernists and as Jews. Their art often focused on the small towns of Russia and Ukraine where most of them had originated. Their depiction of that milieu, however, was new and different. Jewish art in the early post-revolutionary years emerged with the creation of a secular, socialist culture and was especially cultivated by the Kultur-Lige, the Jewish social and cultural organizations of the 1920s and 1930s. One of the founders of the first Kultur-Lige in Kiev in 1918 was Joseph Chaikov, a painter and sculptor whose books are represented in the Beineckes collection. The Kultur-Lige supported education for children and adults in Jewish literature, the theater and the arts. The organization sponsored art exhibitions and art classes and also published books written by the Yiddish languages most accomplished authors and poets and illustrated by artists who in time became trail blazers in modernist circles. This brief flowering of Yiddish secular culture in Russia came to an end in the 1920s. As the power of the Soviet state grew under Stalin, official culture became hostile to the experimental art that the revolution had at first facilitated and even encouraged. Many artists left for Berlin, Paris and other intellectual centers. Those that remained, like El Lisitzky, ceased creating art with Jewish themes and focused their work on furthering the aims of Communism. Tragically, many of them perished in Stalins murderous purges. The Artists Eliezer Lisitzky (18901941), better known as El Lisitzky, was a Russian Jewish artist, designer, photographer, teacher, typographer, and architect. He was one of the most important figures of the Russian avant-garde, helping develop Suprematism with his friend and mentor, Kazimir Malevich. He began his career illustrating Yiddish children’s books in an effort to promote Jewish culture. In 1921, he became the Russian cultural ambassador in Weimar Germany, working with and influencing important figures of the Bauhaus movement. He brought significant innovation and change to the fields of typography, exhibition design, photomontage, and book design, producing critically respected works and winning international acclaim. However, as he grew more involved with creating art work for the Soviet state, he ceased creating art with Jewish themes. Among the best known Yiddish books illustrated by the artist is. By the writer and poet Moshe Broderzon and. A childrens book of poetry by Mani Leyb. Both works have been completely digitized and can be found here. Born in Kiev, Chaikov studied in Paris from 1910 to 1913. Returning to Russia in 1914, he became active in Jewish art circles and in 1918 was one of the founders of the Kultur-Lige in Kiev. Though primarily known as a sculptor, in his early career, he also illustrated Yiddish books, many of them childrens books. In 1921 his Yiddish book. In it, the artist formulated an avant-garde approach to sculpture and its place in a new Jewish art. It too is in the Beinecke collection. Another of the great artists from this remarkable period in Yiddish cultural history is Issachar Ber Ryback. Together with Lisistzky, he traveled as a young man in the Russian countryside studying Jewish folk life and art. Their findings made a deep impression on both men as artists and as Jews and folk art remained an abiding influence on their work. One of Rybacks better known works is. Shtetl, Mayn Khoyever heym; a gedenknish. L, My destroyed home; A Remembrance, Berlin, 1922. In this book, also in the Beinecke collection, the artist depicts scenes of Jewish life in his. (village) in Ukraine before it was destroyed in the pogroms which followed the end of World War I. Is an elegy to that world. David Hofsteins book of poems. (Tears), illustrated by Mark Chagall also mourns the victims of the pogroms. It was published by the Kultur-Lige in Kiev in 1922. Chagalls art in this book is stark and minimalist in keeping with the grim subject of the poetry. Chagall was a leading force in the new emerging Yiddish secular art and many of the young modernist artists of the time came to study and paint with him in Vitebsk, his hometown. Lisistzky and Ryback were among them. Chagall, however, parted ways with them when their artistic styles and goals diverged. Chagall moved to Moscow in 1920 where he became involved with the newly created and innovative Moscow Yiddish Theater. General Modern Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University 2654. The item “1952 MARC CHAGALL Yiddish RUSSIAN AVANT GARDE Jewish ART BOOK Judaica HOLOCAUST” is in sale since Monday, August 10, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Religion & Spirituality\Judaism\Books”. The seller is “judaica-bookstore” and is located in TEL AVIV. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country of Manufacture: Israel
- JEWISH RUSSIAN AVANT GARDE ART: MARC CHAGALL ILLUSTRATED ART JEWISH BOOK
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Russian Federation
- Religion: Judaism