Chagall's world full of everyday miracles
The Belarusian painter Marc Chagall (1887-1985) is widely regarded as
epitomizing the "painter as poet". The worldwide admiration he
commanded remains unparalleled by any artist of the century.
Chagall's paintings, steeped in mythology and mysticism, portray
colorful dreams and tales that are deeply rooted in his Russian Jewish
origins. The memories and yearning they evoke recall his native
Vitebsk, and the great events that mark the life of ordinary people:
birth, love, marriage and death. They tell of a world full of everyday
miracles-in the room of lovers, on the streets of Vitebsk, beneath
the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
Heaven and earth seem to meet in a topsy-turvy world in which
whimsical figures of people and animals float through the air with