Chagall: the artist and the poet

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Investigates Chagall's interest in poetry, and poetic themes in his work. Chagall wrote poetry throughout his life, and Rajner notes that he 'felt more comfortable in the company of poets than of painters. His closest friends were the poets Blaise Cendrars and Riciotto Canudo, and he was clearly proud of his connections with Guillaume Apollinaire and Max Jacob. All of them appreciated his art, helped him to exhibit, and in the case of Cendrars and Apollinaire dedicated some of their poems to Chagall and his work'. Focuses on Chagall's painting The Poet (Philadelphia Museum of Art) of 1911-1912 and some other works from the same period.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)41-67
JournalJewish Art
StatePublished - 1995


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