This show contains:

  • 30 Chagall etchings and lithographs
  • digital files for each image
  • a file for a handout
  • text for labels to accompany each piece
  • packing and shipping instructions


Adam and Eve

Calendar of Exhibitions


August 15 to Nov 15, 2014
Mount Vernon Nazarene Univ.
Schnormeier Gallery
800 Martinsburg Rd.
Mount Vernon OH 43050
Contact person: Brian Baby
740-397-9000 ext 3045


Jan 1 to March 31, 2015
Tarble Arts Center
Eastern Illinois University
2010 9th St, Charleston, IL 61920
Michael Watts, Director


 April 15 to Oct  15, 2015  
Glencarin Museum
1001 Cathedral Road, Box 757
 Bryn Athyn, PA 19009-0757
 267-502-2983
Contact:Ed Gyleenhaal            www.glencairnmuseum.org


Verve 1956 title page
Marc Chagall (1877–1895) is perhaps the foremost visual interpreter of the Bible in the 20th Century. His art is filled with his own reoccurring symbols of visual memory and imagination. He said he did not see the Bible, but he dreamed it, even as a child. Chagall’s vision of the Old Testament combines his Jewish heritage and modern art giving us a rich display of symbol and imagination.

Among the 41 pieces in this exhibition there are 10 of the 105 etchings originally intended to be illustrations for an Old Testament Bible and 24 brilliantly colored images from his 1956 and 1960 suites of Bible lithographs. Each is a delightful and colorful interpretation that lets the viewer enter the worlds of the Chagall and the Bible.

It is most interesting that Chagall, a Russian Jew, would have used the Crucifixion in so many of his works, yet numerous of his pieces include the Crucifixion as a reference or the subject of his paintings. Mystical Crucifixion and Christ in the Clock, two colored lithographs in this exhibition, demonstrate his fascination with this theme.

The exhibition's artwork includes 14 pieces
from Verve 1956 series

  • Bible title page
  • Angel of Paradise
  • Angel
  • Angel with Sword
  • Moses I
  • Moses II
  • Moses III
  • Moses receiving the Tablets of the Law
  • Sarah and Abraham
  • Jeremiah
  • Isaiah
  • Solomon
  • David with the Harp
  • David and Bathsheba

The exhibition's artwork includes 8 pieces from Verve 1960 series

  • Creation
  • Banished from Paradise
  • Cain and Abel
  • Sarah and the Angels
  • Rachel Hides her Idols
  • Ruth Gleaning
  • Naomi and her Daughters in Law
  • Boaz Wakes up to See Ruth at His Feet
  • Ahasuerus Banishes Vashti
  • Hagar and Ishmael in the Desert
10 etchings from the Bible series
  • Sacrifice of Abraham/Isaac
  • Jacob Wrestling with the Angel
  • Joshua and the Rock of Shechem
  • Samson and Delilah
  • Anointing of Saul
  • Solomon on his Throne
  • Promise to Jerusalem
  • Jeremiah in the Pit
  • Song of the Bow
  • Moses and the Serpent

Also:

  • Mystical Crucifixion
  • Christ in the Clock
  • Moses and the Burning Bush
  • Self Portrait
  • Angel
  • My Village and I poster
  • Chagall poster
Cost of rental is $700 for four weeks (plus shipping).
With the rental of two months the third month is free.

GALLERY
From Verve 1956 series:From the Verve 1960 series:
Bible title page
Angel of Paradise
Angel
Angel with Sword

Moses I
Moses II
Moses III
Moses receiving the Tablets of the Law

Sarah and Abraham
Jeremiah
Isaiah
Solomon

David with the Harp
David and Bathsheba
From Verve 1956 series:
Creation
Banished from Paradise
Cain and Abel
Sarah and the Angels

Rachel Hides her Idols
Ruth Gleaning
Boaz Wakes up to See Ruth
Naomi and her Daughters-in-Law

Ahasuerus Banishes Vashti
Hagar in the Wilderness
Etchings from the Bible series
Sacrifice of Abraham/Isaac
Jacob Wrestling with the Angel
Joshua and the Rock of Shechem
Samson and Delilah

The Annointing of Saul
Solomon on his throne
Promise to Jerusalem
Jeremiah in the Pit

Song of the Bow
Moses and the Serpent
Moses and the Burning Bush
Self-Portrait

Christ in the Clock
Mystical Crucifixion
Angel

Cost of rental is $700 for four weeks (plus shipping). With the rental of two months the third month is free.

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