The Art of Time, The Art of Place: Isaac Bashevis Singer and Marc Chagall - A Dialogue by Ruth Dorot,

The Art of Time, The Art of Place: Isaac Bashevis Singer and Marc Chagall - A Dialogue by Ruth Dorot,

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This book draws a comparison between two of the most prominent Jewish artists in the 20th-century: the Polish-born magician and storyteller Isaac Bashevis-Singer (1904-1991) and the Russian-born creator of visual magic Marc Chagall (1887-1985).

Bashevis-Singer was born in Poland into an ultra-Orthodox family. The world od the supernatural, the metaphysical, the occult, the Kabbalah and its mysterious symbols were part of his world.

Marc Chagall was born in Vitebsk, White Russia, into an Orthodox Jewish home. His father was a poor hardworking fishmonger. Chagall absorbed the Hassidic atmosphere of passion, dance, ecstasy and enthusiastic joy, and expressed them in his work.


There is no record that the painter Marc Chagall Isaac Bashevis Singer ever met, yet the connections between them are profound.