“That is my entire Existence,” Charlotte Salomon mentioned while she gave her physician and loved one the large suitcase containing her Existence’s paintings for safekeeping. Existence? Or theatre? is the results of months of stressed paintings in a small room in a hostel all the way through which Charlotte Salomon appealed to the whole lot inside of her: her easiest visible reminiscence, her perception into friends and family, her training on the Artwork Academy in Berlin and, so much of all, the foundation of her brief however excessive love for her stepmother’s making a song instructor.That may be how Charlotte created this singular murals, a image novel avant l. a. lettre, together with 781 gouaches and loads of drawings―a mix of {art work|artpaintings}, texts, and musical annotations―which in combination inform the tale of a circle of relatives among Global Struggle I and 1940. In a couple of gouache, impacts of George Grosz and Modigliani are recognizable, even as others are foretastes of the up to date image novel. The paintings shimmers with attractiveness and precision. This undying masterpiece, now revealed for the primary time in a whole variation together with a number of lately came upon gouaches, is in point of fact a singular paintings via an artist whose Existence impressed no longer handiest David Foenkinos’s the world over bestselling novel Charlotte but in addition a film, a documentary, an opera and a ballet.Offered in an elegantly published field, this deluxe variation comprises over 1,300 colour illustrations in addition to illuminating essays on Charlotte Salomon’s Existence and paintings via a detailed loved one of the Salomon circle of relatives and via curators of earlier exhibitions of Salomon’s {artpaintings|art work}. That includes a revealing, lately-came upon letter from Charlotte Salomon to Amadeus Daberlohn, translated into English for the primary time and with beneficial annotations via Salomon students Mary Felstiner and Darcy Buerkle, this variation of Existence? Or theatre? is in point of fact the definitive selection of Charlotte Salomon’s paintings.