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Chagall ~ Gallery Hopping




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

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?

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. 

Just look! Top left [in tryptych above] is a Chagall selfie. On the right is his gorgeous painting of the Paris Opera House. On the bottom left, 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.

If you’d like to read about my own happy fantasy about Chagall on this topic, just click here. http://bit.ly/1Tva2SS

Do you enjoy talking and thinking about art in all its wonderful forms? Then you may want to read The Trilogy of Remembrance [The Drawing Lesson, The Fate of Pryde and Night Crossing]. The novels are sold anywhere on line, but if you click the coin, you’ll go to Amazon. The Drawing Lesson, The Trilogy of Remembrance, Alexander Wainwright, fictional characters, literary suspense, novels about artists, creativity, inspiration, muse, landscape painting.

 I’m delighted to announce that Joseph Campbell Foundation has selected the novels of The Trilogy of Remembrance to be included in its shelf on Amazon of novels with mythic themes along with other authors such as Neil Gaiman, Margaret Atwood, JRR Tolkein and Thomas Mann. The Joseph Campbell Foundation shelf is right here. Joseph_Campbell_Foundation_(emblem)
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