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The Human Figure And Jewish Culture

Author: Eliane Strosberg.

The Human Figure And Jewish Culture

Author: Eliane Strosberg.

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Item #: D32559
Format: Paperback
Pages: 208
Publication Date: 2011
Publisher: Abbeville
ISBN: 9780789210562
Even as avant-garde movements promoted abstraction in the visual arts, often dispensing with the human form altogether, many artists of Jewish descent resisted this trend and continued to depict the human figure with sympathy and understanding. Few of them made use of overtly Jewish themes, but as Eliane Strosberg argues here, their persistent devotion to po... More
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Even as avant-garde movements promoted abstraction in the visual arts, often dispensing with the human form altogether, many artists of Jewish descent resisted this trend and continued to depict the human figure with sympathy and understanding. Few of them made use of overtly Jewish themes, but as Eliane Strosberg argues here, their persistent devotion to portraiture was itself a reflection of their Jewishness. The text and color illustrations included here highlight the works of Amadeo Modigliani, Chaim Soutine, Camille Pissarro, Marc Chagall, Ben Shahn, R.B. Kitaj, and Lucian Freud.


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