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The history behind Chagall’s Christs

Paul Vallely

by Paul Vallely

Posted: 20 Sep 2013 @ 12:07

The painter drew together Jewish and Christian imagery, says Paul Vallely

FOR a Jew, the great painter Marc Chagall was intriguingly obsessed with the person of Christ. The exhibition "Chagall: Modern Master", at the Tate in Liverpool until next month (Arts, 9 August), immerses the visitor in a dream-world of love and cruelty, birth and death, myth and magic, in which floating figures, symbolic shapes, and strong, emotive colours conjure a new kind of psychic reality.

Chagall was born Moyshe ...

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