Sunday, January 25, 2009

Marc Chagall

Good news!!!
Yesterday I read an excellent review of a new book on the life and work of Marc Chagall. It is written by Jackie Wullschlager, (chief art critic of the Financial Times) and published by Allen Lane. The author is a noted art critic, historian and novelist and this review claims she has made a superb job of showing us Chagall's take on the highs and lows of the 20th century- as the reviewer puts it - 'Chagall's work is a frieze of the joys and terrors of our parents and grandparents.'

Auto portrait of Chagall.

Two of my favourites: the Paris Window and L'aurore - daybreak.


  1. I have also heard really good thing about Wullschlager's biography of Marc Chagall. I've been meaning to get a copy. Lately, I've been interested in these Marc Chagall lithographs. Beautiful work and a beautiful investment.

  2. Thankyou for your comment Artisan and welcome to my blog. I am going to check the book out at the bookshop this week and will report back....

  3. I love Chagall - two that I particularly like are 'Wedding' and 'Birthday' - both celebrations and both so very expressive - great stuff.

  4. Yes I love them too, He's so full of energy and optimism in those paintings.

  5. In 'Notting Hill' the two main characters share a love of Chagall...


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