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Gallery Hopping.

Off to see the paintings of MARC CHAGALL. His life seems a joyous fantasy expressed in his paintings and stained glass. 

Marc Chagall, stained glass, painting, Trilogy of Remembrance

                             Ceiling of the Paris Opera House

Chagall said—that he lived and created with one foot dipped in the waters of the subconscious and the other on terra firma in this reality. With such talk of art and the unconscious/consciousness, it sounds like he embraced a certain attitude to life and art influenced by the psychiatrist Carl Jung and the mythologist Joseph Campbell. Or did his work influence them? Entanglement?  

MArc Chagall, Joseph Campbell, Carl Jung, The Trilogy of Remembrance,

Enjoying art through the lens of Joseph Campbell and Dr. Carl Jung adds layers and dimensions to our perceptions—all enhanced by the wonders of the human psyche and mythology. 

I love the lyrically floating figures which fly from every stroke of his brush.

His death was predicted by a gypsy, who foretold he would die flying. He spent his last day doing what he loved best—painting his lyrical figures in the sky.

I could go on all day [and night] quoting Marc Chagall just as I could keep posting his gorgeous paintings. I shall try to limit myself. 

In our life there is a single color, as on an artist’s palette, which

provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love.The Trilogy of Remembrance, Marc Chagall, painting. stained glass,

If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing.
Only love interests me, and I am only in contact with things that revolve around love.
 
Great art picks up where nature ends.
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.
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Let me introduce you to Alexander Wainwright, the protagonist and visionary artist of The Trilogy of Remembrance. Searching for his muse throughout the trilogy, at last, he finds his humanity.

Marc Chagall, Joseph Campbell, Carl JUng,Alexander in Cyberspace, Alexander Wainwright, stained glass, The Trilogy of Remembrance,

The Trilogy of Remembrance, The Drawing Lesson, The Fate of Pryde, Night Crossing

But sometimes, Alexander posts blogs right here. Listen to his story of meeting Marc Chagall in cyberspace. It is indeed a happy fantasy. http://bit.ly/1Tva2SS .

Mary E. Martin is the author of two trilogies: The Osgoode Trilogy, inspired by her many years of law practice; and The Trilogy of Remembrance, set in the glitter and shadows of the art world. Both Trilogies will elevate the reader from the rush and hectic world of today and spin them into realms of yet unimagined intrigue. Be inspired by the newly released and final installment of The Trilogy of Remembrance, Night Crossing.

Marc Chagall, Joseph Campbell, Carl Jung, Alexander in Cyberspace, Alexander Wainwright, stained glass, The Trilogy of Remembrance,

These novels are available anywhere online, including right here. Just click on the coin. 

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2 thoughts on “Marc Chagall

  1. Chagall’s vibrant colours are very dream-like. Like your writing he produces multi-layered works which can be enjoyed as a visual delight or, pondered for other meaning. Art in general prompts our mind to wander and to wonder. Perhaps it is the unconscious prodding the conscious mind?

    • Perfect! As Chagall says, he creates with one foot in the subconscious and the other in the “here.” Right to say, as you do, that the viewer responds from or with the subconscious as well as the “here.” Thanks so much for your thoughts.

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