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Marc Chagall: The Passer of Light

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Musée National Marc Chagall / Nice / Art

Whether he was painting, making prints, or designing stage sets and tapestries, Marc Chagall never lost his folktale touch. His colors, often applied in thin layers, evoke lullabies and transparent parallel worlds. In fact, when it came to color, little was more exciting to him than the medium of glass. “Stained glass is exhilarating,” he said, “it needs gravity, passion. It has to live through the light perceived.” Chagall worked on his glass windows primarily in the Reims workshops of master glassmakers Charles Marq and Brigitte Simon. By the time the artist died, in 1985, 15 buildings in France and beyond could boast his brilliant windows. “Marc Chagall: The Passer of Light” includes such highlights as the model of the Rose for Metz Cathedral and The Creation of the World, windows designed for the Chagall Museum’s concert hall. Breathtaking! —E.C.

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Musée National Marc Chagall Av. Dr Ménard, 06000 Nice, France
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