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Arthur SzykArtist, Jew, Pole$
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Joseph P. Ansell

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9781874774945

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781874774945.001.0001

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From La Tentation de Saint Antoine to the Statute of Kalisz

From La Tentation de Saint Antoine to the Statute of Kalisz

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(p.43) From La Tentation de Saint Antoine to the Statute of Kalisz
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Arthur Szyk
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Joseph P. Ansell

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781874774945.003.0004

This chapter analyses more of Arthur Szyk's artworks during his time in Paris. It reveals the particularities of Szyk's artistry which would remain with him for the rest of his career, such as his tendency to produce in miniatures. His art also demonstrates a wide variety of formats and subject-matter, ranging from stories drawn from Jewish history to a formal portrait of M. de Monzie. The chapter focuses in particular on his pieces for Gustave Flaubert's La Tentation de Saint Antoine (The Temptation of St Anthony). It also looks into the publication of Le Juif qui rit (The Jew Who Laughs), which were small, paperbound volumes containing pen and ink drawings to illustrate brief jokes. Finally, the chapter studies Szyk's illumination of the Statue of Kalisz, which can be considered an indication of his re-entry into the political life of his homeland.

Keywords:   La Tentation de Saint Antoine, The Temptation of St Anthony, Le Juif qui rit, The Jew Who Laughs, Statue of Kalisz, Polish politics

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