I Am Marc Chagall

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I Am Marc Chagall

By Bimba Landmann; Bimba Landmann (Illustrator); Marc Chagall (Other)

Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780802853059, 40pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2006

Description
"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.


About the Author
Bimba Landmann has illustrated over a dozen children'sbooks, including Clare and Francis, InSearch of the Little Prince, and I Am MarcChagall (all Eerdmans). Bimba was born in Milan, Italy, where she currently lives with her husband and son.

Bimba Landmann has illustrated over a dozen children'sbooks, including Clare and Francis, InSearch of the Little Prince, and I Am MarcChagall (all Eerdmans). Bimba was born in Milan, Italy, where she currently lives with her husband and son.

Peintre russe, juif, Chagall rapporte d'un voyage en Palestine dans les annees 30 des gouaches qui sont a l'origine de son travail sur l'Ancien Testament. Ces planches constituent aussi le travail preparatoire au cycle du Message biblique: 17 oeuvres monumentales qu'il peindra par la suite et qui sont exposees au Musee National Message biblique a Nice.