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Information about the artwork
From the series "Le Bible II", released in Verve Vol. 1, No. 37-38.
Printed in Mourlot Frères, Paris; published by Revue, Verve, Paris.
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.
Through Chagall’s captivating and folkloric imagery, Sara et Les Angels (Sarah and the Angels) from the "Bible" series of 1960 radiates a sense of warmth and celebration into this Biblical interpretation. Veiled in a soft glow, a humble Sarah bows in reverence. Capturing the essence of her character’s story, the subjects arise from a rich textural background and highlighted in a brilliant red, materializing from expressive markings and tonal breadths of darkness. Displaying sensitivity to the human experience, this stunning piece is emblematic of Chagall’s unique vision of the Bible that exudes spirit and whimsy.<br>
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