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Tradition and Revolution. The Jewish Renaissance in Russian Avant-Garde Art, 1912–1928

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Editor & Curator

Ruth Apter-Gabriel.

Imprint

Jerusalem, Israel, 1987. 262 pp., illustrations: 9 col., 616 b&w, 27 × 21.2 cm. English.

ISBN

9652780715

Location

Israel Museum (June 1987–February 1988)

Description

An in-depth look at the works of Russian Jewish artist who, at the time of the Bolshevik Revolution, brought about a revitilization of Jewish art by fusing Russian avant-garde styles with traditional subject matter. Well-illustrated catalog with foreword by Meira Perry-Lehmann, introduction by Ruth Apter-Gabriel, and seven essays, including: “The Jewish National Art Renaissance in Russia” (Seth L. Wolitz), “Yiddish Book Illustration in Russia: 1916–1923” (Chimen Abramsky), “Chagall and the Jewish Revival: Center or Periphery?” (Ziva Amishai-Maisels), “El Lissitzky’s Jewish Works” (Ruth Apter-Gabriel), “Art and Stage Design: The Jewish Theatres of Moscow in the Early Twenties” (Avram Kampf), etc. Historical writings on art by Issachar Rybak, Boris Aronson, Joseph Tchaikov, and El Lissitzky. Basic entries. 174 items.

main keywords

AVANT-GARDEBOOK ILLUSTRATIONCHAGALL, MARCGRAPHIC ARTSJEWISH ARTISTSLISSITZKY, ELPAINTINGSRUSSIA/SOVIET UNIONTHEATERYIDDISH BOOK ART

minor keywords

Drawings/SketchesHaggadotPainters, JewishTombstonesTombstones, sketches/rubbings

Related ephemera

Invitation to Gala Members’ Reception at the Judah L. Magnes Museum, postcard, 1 col. illus., 14 × 23 cm.

Other venue

Judah L. Magnes Museum, Berkeley, Calif., USA (9 October 1988–12 February 1989).

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