“Only love interests me, and I am only in contact with things that revolve around love.”
Marc Chagall  (July 2, 1887 –  March 28. 1985)

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“Art must be an expression of love or it is nothing.”

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“The stars were my best friends. The air was full of legends and phantoms, full of mythical and fairy-tale creatures, which suddenly flew away over the roof, so that one was at one with the firmament.”

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“If a symbol should be discovered in a painting of mine, it was not my intention. It is a result I did not seek. It is something that may be found afterwards, and which can be interpreted according to taste.”

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“The dignity of the artist lies in his duty of keeping awake the sense of wonder in the world. In this long vigil he often has to vary his methods of stimulation; but in this long vigil he is also himself striving against a continual tendency to sleep.”

 

THE YELLOW SUN” 1958

 

 

Memory of My Youth, 1924

 

 

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 “A WHEATFIELD ON A SUMMER’S AFTERNOON” 1942

 

“If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing.”

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“Art is the unceasing effort to compete with the beauty of flowers and never succeeding.”

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Picasso and Chagall, 1955

 

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marc chagall_anthonylukephotoMarc Chagall, photo by Antony Lake, 1942

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Paris Studio
photo by Luc Fournol

chagall_virginiahaggardVirginia Haggard and Marc Chagall

 

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“I work in whatever medium likes me at the moment.”

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