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Information about the artwork
From the series "Le Bible", released in Verve Vol. 1, No. 33-34. Printed in Mourlot Frères, Paris; published by Revue, Verve, Paris. Cramer, 25.
"Even as a child I was fascinated by the Bible , always it seemed to me - and now it seems - that it is the greatest source of poetry of all times. Since that time I was looking for its reflection in life and in art. The Bible is an echo of nature, the mystery that I wanted to convey, "- the artist says.
Particularity of Chagall's art lies in the fact that instead of a serial narrative he shows to us individual episodes and characters - inhabitants of heaven and spiritual leaders of the people. They are all shown in close up, generally, as a rule, without certain place and time. The artist's works are easy to naive in execution, as if they were drawn by a child, but with what primordial power these lines and spots are organized. The biblical theme was the leitmotif of the entire work of Marc Chagall. The Bible came alive, touched by his brush, the ancient texts blazed with new fire of rosen sacrament.
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