The next journey begins CHINA!!

The next journey begins CHINA!!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

July 12 We learned about the Art exhibited at Yad Vashem. I would like you to read about Charlotte Solomon- who we focused on.As well as an artist Horst Rosenberg who used iconic Mickey Mouse to portray the opr3ession of the Jews.
Charlotte Salomon, a young Jewish artist from Berlin, worked feverishly between 1940 and 1942 to produce approximately 1300 paintings before she was arrested by the Nazis in 1943, transported to Auschwitz, and killed at the age of 26. The gouaches make up Life? or Theatre?, which through imagery and text tells the slightly fictionalized and theatrically imagined story of Salomon’s family. The story presented in Life? or Theater? is doubly tragic. It follows the mounting personal disasters of the self-destructive Salomon's (and the artist's attempts to understand and escape them), while also bearing witness to the closing net of the Holocaust in which she was eventually caught. The Contemporary Jewish Museum is the first museum on the West Coast to host this
exhibition. It features nearly 300 gouaches from Life? or Theater? from the collection of the Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam.

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