Marc Chagall - The Artist As Peacemaker

Author(s): Fred Dallmayr

Art and Design

This book follows Chagall's life through his art and his understanding of the role of the artist as a political being. It takes the reader through the different milieus of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries - including the World Wars and the Holocaust - to present a unique understanding of Chagall's artistic vision of peace in an age of extremes. At a time when all identities are being subsumed into a "national" identity, this book makes the case for a larger understanding of art as a way of transcending materiality. The volume explores how Platonic notions of truth, goodness, and beauty are linked and mutually illuminating in Chagall's work. A "spiritual-humanist" interpretation of his life and work renders Chagall's opus more transparent and accessible to the general reader.

It will be essential reading for students of art and art history, political philosophy, political science, and peace studies.


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General Fields

  • : 9780367506773
  • : Taylor & Francis Group
  • : Routledge India
  • : August 2020
  • : {"length"=>["7.75"], "width"=>["5.25"], "units"=>["Inches"]}
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Fred Dallmayr
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 709.2
  • : 60