by. Jackie Wullschläger. Chagall, Marc, - 1887-1985, Artists - Russia (Federation) - Biography.
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About this Chagall biography, however, there is no stepping around it: some crucial animating spark has gone missing
Jackie Wullschlager's new biography provides an extraordinary look at the painter's evolution, from a humble Jewish village in Russia, to chaotic St. Petersburg during the revolution, to full flower in Paris and beyond. The depth of detail is astonishing; the illustrations and color plates beautifully illustrate the many stages of Chagall's artistic development; and Wullschlager dissects Chagall's marriages in loving detail, teasing out the complexities of dependence and power that bound (but also enriched) them.
Derek Jacobi reads from Jackie Wullschlager's biography and tells of the artist's childhood in Vitebsk.
Jackie Wullschlager's biograpy is a magnificent achievement A fine biography, the best from the generation which did not know Chagall personally
Jackie Wullschlager's biograpy is a magnificent achievement. Chagall, one of the great recyclers in art history, emerges as a shallow and unlikable figure. A fine biography, the best from the generation which did not know Chagall personally. To what extent the weakness of relying on the perceptions and judgments of others is offset by the objectivity of having had no contact positive or negative with the subject is a matter for experts on Chagall and historiographers, not the lay reader.
Throughout, as Jackie Wullschlager makes plain in this groundbreaking biography, he never ceased giving form on. .Wullschlager explores in detail Chagall’s complex relationship with Russia and makes clear the Russian dimension he brought to Western modernism
Throughout, as Jackie Wullschlager makes plain in this groundbreaking biography, he never ceased giving form on canvas to his dreams, longings, and memories. His subject, more often than not, was the shtetl life of his childhood, the wooden huts and synagogues, the goatherds, rabbis, and violinists-the whole lost world of Eastern European Jewry. Wullschlager explores in detail Chagall’s complex relationship with Russia and makes clear the Russian dimension he brought to Western modernism. She shows how, as André Breton put it, under his sole impulse, metaphor made its triumphal entry into modern painting, and helped shape the new surrealist movement.
Jackie Wullschlager shows us all this and more, in her beautifully produced book. She has talked to Chagall's surviving friends, she has a sharp sense of what is gorgeously original in the paintings and also of what is tediously self-cannibalising, and she writes prose that registers intense feeling yet is coolly well organised. The last half of Wullschlager's book is as well done as the first, but it leaves us in no doubt that while Chagall continued to produce a few late masterworks (some great drawings, The White Crucifixion, the Matisse-like late works in glass), the flame of his genius undoubtedly and gradually died down.
Throughout, as Jackie Wullschlager makes plain in this groundbreaking biography, he never ceased giving form on canvas to his dreams, longings, and memories.
Jackie Wullschlager's wonderful biography moves with sure speed and precise drama - . Byatt Financial Times This is a masterly biography
Jackie Wullschlager's wonderful biography moves with sure speed and precise drama - . Byatt Financial Times This is a masterly biography. Jackie Wullschlager has a painter's eye, a historian's grasp of context and a novelist's pace and momentum. She gives back to Chagall's paintings the sharpness and strangeness that they had for his contemporaries. so gripping that I couldn't put the book down - Hilary Spurling Added to basket.
Jackie Wullschlager (geboren 1962 in London . Chagall: a biography. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2008.
Jackie Wullschlager (geboren 1962 in London ), auch Jackie Wullschläger, ist eine britische Kunstkritikerin. Jackie Wullschlager arbeitet als Kunstkritikerin bei der Financial Times, wo sie eine regelmäßige Kolumne hat. Sie schrieb Beiträge für, eine Biografie von viktorianischen Kinderbuchautoren und eine Biografie des Märchenautors Hans Christian Andersen. Ihre Chagall-Biografie stand 2008 auf der Shortlist für Biografie des Costa Book Awards, beim Duff Cooper Prize und 2009 beim Jewish Quarterly-Wingate Prize Chagall: a biography. Aki Kuroda: Cosmocity.