I am Marc Chagall : text loosely inspired by My Life by Marc Chagall

by Landmann, Bimba.

Format: Print Book 2006
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 5 copies
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CLP - Beechview Children's Biographies qj N6999.C46 L36 2006
Location  CLP - Beechview
Collection  Children's Biographies
Call Number  qj N6999.C46 L36 2006
CLP - Carrick Children's Biographies qj N6999.C46 L36 2006
Location  CLP - Carrick
Collection  Children's Biographies
Call Number  qj N6999.C46 L36 2006
CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Biography qj N6999.C46 L36 2006
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Biography
Call Number  qj N6999.C46 L36 2006
Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Non-fiction 759.7 CHAGALL
Location  Monroeville Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-fiction
Call Number  759.7 CHAGALL
Northland Public Library Children's Biography J B CHAGALL
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Biography
Call Number  J B CHAGALL
I painted my world, my life, all the things I loved, all the things I dreamed of, all the things I could not say in words. I painted my beloved Russia, my hometown Vitebsk, the Jewish neighborhood where I grew up, the way I saw everything as a child. During prayers he would daydream; in school he was distracted; and at home he worried about what profession he should choose. But when the young Marc Chagall realized he had artistic talent, he translated his unusual way of looking at the world into color and shape.Chagall grew up, became a painter, and traveled the world, but he never forgot about his hometown of Vitebsk, Belarus, the place that shaped his character and inspired his art.This book, loosely based on Chagall's autobiography, gives readers a glimpse into the early life of one of the twentieth century's most significant painters. Landmann's charming three-dimensional mixed-media illustrations celebrate the colorful, the whimsical, and the extraordinary aspects of Chagall's life and work.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 2-4. Having illustrated Paolo Guarnieri's A Boy Named Giotto (1999) and Guido Visconti's The Genius of Leonardo (2000), Italian artist Landmann contributes text as well as pictures to a portrait of another influential painter. In a first-person narrative loosely inspired by Chagall's autobiography and typeset in dynamic curves, Landmann charts her subject's life from his childhood in the shtetl through his 1941 emigration to the U.S.; though poignant details lend immediacy to the story, the author never addresses whether the occasional quotation marks (Painting . . . is my window so I can fly to another world ) signify Chagall's own words or authorial interpretations. Landmann's remarkable shadowbox constructions underscore her subject's view of the fluid boundaries between the mystical and the mundane, representing literal biographical scenes interspersed with the artist's signature soaring farm animals or spiritual symbols. This will speak most powerfully to readers who have previously encountered Chagall's work--perhaps in Marc Chagall (2001), by Elisabeth Lemke and Thomas David. A time line and photo of the artist anchor the book's more interpretive aspects. --Jennifer Mattson Copyright 2006 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Chagall, Marc, -- 1887-1985 -- Juvenile literature.
Chagall, Marc, -- 1887-1985.
Artists -- Russia (Federation) -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher Grand Rapids, Mich. :Eerdmans Books for Young Readers,2006
Other Titles Ma vie.
Contributors Chagall, Marc, 1887-1985. Ma vie.
Audience Ages 5 and up.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
ISBN 0802853056
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