Chagall’s World: Reflections From the Mediterranean by Andre Verdet

By Andre Verdet

A true shock for artwork lovers—an strange collaboration between a various trio of fellows: Rolling Stones bass guitarist-turned-photographer invoice Wyman and world-famous painter Marc Chagall, every one lending his expertise to a joint activity that goals at taking pictures the spirit and the character of the nice artist himself in addition to the spirit and the truth of his paintings.

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Fate a painting. Because of the setting, the eye doesn't look at same way is as a collection of paintings. The eye of a man it at from in the prayer simply part of his heart. quoted this before, about stained glass: "When you're twenty, you don't think about matter. " Every color should encourage prayer ... I can't pray myself, I just work. V. and cultured — I'm pretty sure that human beings, uncultured alike, are more deeply moved by the sublime riddle of the Creation than by anything else art can offer; it throws you into utter solitude, face to face with yourself.

Ing, A hint of joy, but suspended, more like a question, perhaps? tion in a space . C. — People who . about literature understand painting or literature. But poetry! " — — Fauvism or, later. Cubism ever tempt you? Did Cubism never impinge on you? V. C. — In Cubism I tended to see the formal but side, not the mystical forms which African and ancient peoples have seen. When was I arrived in Paris as a in full swing, but I young Russian, the Cubist movement didn't join it. I often said my pictures were and non-realist, well before Surrealism.

Come back now to something we've already more clearly on the way you work, and, if touched on and focus possible, get a better grasp of the mental and underlying it. (C 33 A long time ago, some critics classed you as a Surrealist, when the movement was just beginning in painting. In my view your painting, then as now, however strange or bewildering or backto-front or upside-down it may be, however higgledy-piggledy the composition and images, has a popular and religious or even esinspiration, combining biblical fervor and pagan, pastoral oteric joy, Judeo-Russian mysticism and Orphism clearly different from — — — true Western Surrealism.

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