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Distributed for Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago

Still More Distant Journeys

The Artistic Emigrations of Lasar Segall

The first major retrospective of the work of Lasar Segall, this catalog explores the artist’s changing cultural and artistic identities as demonstrated in over 224.

Segall was an influential artist who infused Brazilian modernism with the color, psychological intensity, and spatial distortion characteristic of the German tradition. He later became concerned with a spiritualism rooted in a universal humanism and communion with nature. Documenting the Diaspora of the Jews and embodying modern notions of "exoticism" and "primitivism" in modern art, Segall’s work presents a range of issues significant to today’s global culture and politics.

284 pages | 137 color plates, 168 halftones | 8 x 11-1/4 | © 1997

Art: Art--General Studies


Table of Contents

Preface by Mauricio Segall
Director’s Foreword by Kimerly Rorschach
Notes to the Reader
Wandering with the Moon: An Introduction to the Artistic Emigration of Lasar Segall
Stephanie D’Alessandro
"His Sole Subject is Suffering Humanity": Lasar Segall in Germany, 1906-1923
Reinhold Heller
The Absorption of Spectacular, Unedited Things: Brazil in the Work of Lasar Segall
Stephanie D’Alessandro
With a Heart Tied to the Land: Lasar Segall’s Brazilian Oeuvre as an "Echo of Humanity"
Vera D’Horta
Notes
Checklist of the Exhibition
Chronology
Selected Bibliography

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