April 5, 2011
Growing Up Absurd:Before there was Art Spiegelman or Marjane Satrapi, there was Charlotte Salomon, the Berlin-born artist who created the genre-bending “Life? or Theatre?” The work, created in France between 1940-1942, blends not only life and theater but graphic novel and operetta; comedy and tragedy; and text, image and song in a stunning, innovative, autobiographical masterpiece that is necessarily colored by her fate. Don’t miss it at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco.Collection Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam. Copyright Charlotte Salomon Foundation

Growing Up Absurd:

Before there was Art Spiegelman or Marjane Satrapi, there was Charlotte Salomon, the Berlin-born artist who created the genre-bending “Life? or Theatre?” The work, created in France between 1940-1942, blends not only life and theater but graphic novel and operetta; comedy and tragedy; and text, image and song in a stunning, innovative, autobiographical masterpiece that is necessarily colored by her fate. Don’t miss it at the
Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco.

Collection Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam. Copyright Charlotte Salomon Foundation

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