- Life? or Theatre?
- Charlotte Salomon
- 09 January 2019
SUMMARY Life? or Theatre?
READ ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB É Charlotte Salomon CHARACTERS Life? or Theatre? 107 Charlotte Salomon 1917 1943 was a painter from Berlin who fled Nazi Germany in 1939 and spent the last years of her life at her grandparents' home in the south of France Her grandmother's suicide led Charlo In 1943 as the Nazis intensified their search for Jews living in the South of France she handed the work all her paintings to a trusted friend with the words Keep this safe it is my whole lifeI read and teach comics so I was intrigued by a Goodreads suggestion some years ago that I consider Charlotte A Diary in Pictures which features a seuence of 80 gouache paintings done by Charlotte Salomon in the years before she was murdered in Auschwitz a kind of brief sketch of her life story I call it a sketch a selection since she left over 1300 paintings many of them seuenced numbered annotatedhttpswwwgoodreadscomreviewshowI also read Charlotte A Novel in verse from David Foenkinos the greatest or at the very least the largest source for her life and work is her Life or Theater that functions as a complete seuential narrative like a comic book or graphic novel sure of Salomon s life than the aforementioned Diary It s than 780 pages long including a preface and introduction references and afterwords It also features commentary andor dialogue for each painting and sometimes mentions music that might accompany the text making this document a multi genre multi media performance piece It could be categorized as a singspiel or song play kind of like a precursor to the operetta although you read this it s a book of course and there s no accompanying cd though I bet if she were doing it today she would include a disk She hummed songs while she painted so she associates certain songs with certain paintings and times of her lifeMostly the painting narrative just documents her life With some fantasy elements Many of her family died in the camps Several committed suicide within the scope of her lifetime too so this tome deals with these issues among many other things Family mental health issues become a focus Dear God please don t let me go insane Charlotte She s suspected she wrote a kind of confession in a 15 page letter of poisoning her ailing Grandfather the letter was released in 2015 This act if it happened is alluded to in other things that I have read but I am not yet decided about it I think it was never satisfactorily resolved Born in 1917 Charlotte died in 1943 She asked the uestion whether to take my own life or undertake something wildly unusual She chose the latter She made sense of her life in painting an exhilarating demonstration of the power of art in the face of devastation It s breath taking in this format the only option I have in the states but I am uite sure I would prefer to see the paintings in person which one can do at the Jewish History Museum in Amsterdam Even in large book format some of the reproductions are less sharp than you want them to be But it s still an amazing accomplishment And the book is a great feat a gift to the worldHere s some images from her work so you can at least get the feel of her style at least s a film of some of the Salomon paintings that are housed in the Jewish History Museum
READ ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB É Charlotte Salomon
READ ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB É Charlotte Salomon CHARACTERS Life? or Theatre? 107 A Lindberg the singing teacher Alfred Wolfsohn her fellow students and teachers at the Arts Academy her grandparents The original paintings are in the possession of the Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam An early great graphic memoirart comicsCharlotte Salomon É 7 CHARACTERS
READ ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB É Charlotte Salomon CHARACTERS Life? or Theatre? 107 Tte to paint a dramatized autobiography in an extensive series of gouaches In this autobiography all the people that were important to her are brought to life in a special way her father her stepmother Paul I bought this book based on the review in The New York Review of Books and because the images within the review intrigued me I had never heard of Charlotte Salomon before this I was blown away by her paintings and her story This is the most incredible work I ve ever seen Not to be missed