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 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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