The history behind Chagall’s Christs
The painter drew together Jewish and Christian
imagery, says Paul Vallely
FOR a Jew, the great painter Marc Chagall was intriguinglyobsessed with the person of Christ. The exhibition "Chagall: ModernMaster", at the Tate in Liverpool until next month (Arts, 9August), immerses the visitor in a dream-world of love andcruelty, birth and death, myth and magic, in which floatingfigures, symbolic shapes, and strong, emotive colours conjure a newkind of psychic reality.
Chagall was born Moyshe Shagal in 1887 ...
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