The art of time, the art of place: Isaac Bashevis Singer and Marc Chagall : a dialogue

Ruth Dorot, Nili Laʼufert, Micaela Ziv

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Abstract

This book draws a comparison between two of the most prominent Jewish artists in the Polish-born magician story-teller Isaac Bashevis-Singer (1904-1991) and 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 styles as Expressionism, Fauvism, Cubism, Abstract Art, Surrealism; from these he created a unique blend, to which he brought the various Russian influences he had absorbed and 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. Their world consisted of a special blend of reality
and dream, realism
Original languageHebrew
Place of PublicationBrighton
Number of pages138
StatePublished - 2011

ULI Keywords

  • uli
  • Bashevis, Isaac
  • Bashevis-Singer, Isaac
  • Baszewis-Singer, Icchok
  • Chagall, Marc -- 1887-
  • Chagall, Marc -- 1887-1985
  • Judaism in art
  • Judaism in literature
  • Mbasevis Sinker, Isaak
  • Singer, Icchok Baszewis
  • Singer, Isaac
  • Singer, Isaac Bashevis -- 1904-
  • Singer, Isaac Bashevis -- 1904-1991
  • Singer, Isak Basevis
  • Sinker, Isaac Mbasevis
  • Xinge, Ai Ba -- 1904-1991
  • Башевис, Ицхак
  • Башевис, Ицхок
  • Башевис-Зингер, Ицхак
  • Зингер, Исаак Башевис -- 1904-1992
  • Зингер, Ицхак
  • Зингер, Ицхак Башевис-
  • Шагал, Марк -- 1887-1985
  • באשוויס, יצחק
  • באשוויס-זינגר, יצחק
  • באשעוויס, יצחק
  • באשעוויס-זינגער, יצחק -- 1904-1991
  • בשביס, יצחק
  • בשביס-זינגר, יצחק -- 1904-1991
  • בשוויס-זינגר, יצחק
  • בשויס, יצחק
  • בשויס-זינגר, יצחק -- 1904-1991
  • זינגר, יצחק בשביס -- 1904-1991
  • זינגר, יצחק בשביס-
  • זינגר, יצחק בשויס-
  • שאגאל, מארק בן יחזקאל
  • שאגאל, מרק -- 1887-1985
  • שגל, מארק
  • שגל, מרק -- 1887-1985
  • سنجر، إسحق باشيفيس، -- 1904-1991
  • شاجال، مارك، -- 1887-1985
  • 辛格, 艾·巴 -- 1904-1991

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