Tanchum (Anatoli L'vovich)
(1902, Rogachev - 1980, Leningrad)
|Anatoli Kaplan is an artist. He does
not explain, he creates his images arisen both from the poetry of his favorite
books and from the visual sensation of the world. I know his lithographs
created from the stories by Sholom Aleichem. They are sad and poetic. The
love of youth and the wisdom of old age, the tales of old villages like
Kasrilovka, which disappeared long ago, are seen in these lithographs.
They may indeed be born from stories of a great writer, but they live their
own independent life. It is not a supplement to a book, it is a wonderful
work of fine art, where black and white are used so vividly as to create
an impression of a full color scale.
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