Chagall in Jerusalem by Marc Chagall, Leon Amiel

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By Marc Chagall, Leon Amiel

Illustrated with over ninety striking plates, 50 in radiant colour, this wonderful quantity tells and exhibits how Chagall rose to the problem of reworking the clean partitions and flooring of the nation Reception corridor of the Knesset and produced the most attractive unique works in glossy paintings.

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In a like manner explain the figures seemingly being carried by a bird above as sym- bolizing God's words to Moses on his arrival at what I did unto the Egyptians, and how Myself (Exodus 19 4). 1 Mount Sinai: "Ye have seen brought you on eagles' wings unto : jZ King David playing his lyre. Detail of the "Exodus" Cartoon. The major change, however, the Tablets. This the depiction of God Himself giving Moses is descend on the mountain from spirit into the cloud to saw God's textually correct, for although the Israelites is Moses afar, God face God.

If we we compare Chagall's cartoon at this point to the early pencil sketch, will find that However, almost all of these elements were already suggested in it. some point between the drawing and the completion of the at became caught up in a series of mental associations that caused him to enrich his work with several new figures who would add another level of meaning to the tapestry. This stream of free associations cartoon, Chagall may have been neers of the triggered off modern by the word State or became part of the entry by the aliya in women into Jerusalem.

Foxlike wolf (in orange, at the lower right), the smiling calf or fatling and the young lion and the kid, and between them, joyfully skipping along, the young child who would bear appear side by to be on even more side. lead them. Above cow and the the kid, the Rather than simply feeding together, they seem friendly terms, as the bear's while the children play exultantly at their paw feet. lies on the cow's head Here, too, a small child added, as though to heighten the expression of peacefulness and the lack is To the right, a heraldic lion stands beside two small grazing whose example he will shortly follow.

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