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Russian Avant - Garde through the Eyes of Jewish Artists

ByYuri Tsapayev

Most artists and creative people don’t focus as much on logic and verbal or analytical expression as the rest of us. They do things differently. Inspiration and creative expression are much more valued than following the status quo. They get productive in deeper pools of meaning and experience, which aren’t accessed logically. No group of artists working in mainstream society has overcome more barriers and been more innovative than the resilient and visionary masters of life-igniting imagery you’re about to meet. They made the best of artistic, professional, and personal challenges in the first half of the 20th Century. This involved digging into their subconscious minds to create the epic works of art described here. This emotional wisdom also enabled them to do it while overcoming lifelong discrimination, economic hardship, cultural and professional rejection, and tumultuous social change. As Jews, they couldn't even access many educational advantages available to the rest of their generation. So many were, for all intents and purposes, self-educated. To survive and establish revolutionary art forms, they unleashed their deep inner resources and excitedly shared their unique visions for the world to see. They rediscovered an ancient animal capacity to feed on the energy sparked by pain, fear, and suffering. This provided a level of creativity and emotional health that continues to enrich our lives with deep insights into the human spirit and beauty. The author also invites readers to listen in as this gathering of extraordinarily generous men and women helps us navigate our own challenging era.


Publication Date
Jul 3, 2023
Art & Photography
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
By (author): Yuri Tsapayev



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