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Marc Chagall

Masterworks by Working Masters

Bruce Helander | Posted 07.14.2014 | Arts
Bruce Helander

With these pleasant reminders of the past and the present and their connections to contemporary inventiveness, I've had the unexpected and pleasurable experience of seeing great classic works within reach, up close and friendly.

British Man Could See Pricey 'Chagall' Painting Burned As A Fake

AP | SYLVIA HUI | Posted 02.04.2014 | Arts

LONDON (AP) — When British collector Martin Lang submitted one of his paintings to a French committee, he was hoping to find out if it was an authen...

Balancing a Vision: Hubbard Street's Alejandro Cerrudo and One Thousand Pieces

Johnny Nevin | Posted 04.02.2014 | Arts
Johnny Nevin

When the project was announced, the company described the idea as "inspired by Marc Chagall's famed American Windows." That left Cerrudo with the challenge of creating an important and large-scale work. If it was a measure of Hubbard Street's confidence in him.

What Does It Mean?

Rabbi Menachem Creditor | Posted 03.17.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Menachem Creditor

When we, in our helplessness as observers, try to fill up the void that inevitably follows loss -- that is when we forget that sometimes meaning is exactly what we feel: blue.

Why Have Art Historians Been Silent About the Falsification of Biblical History in Artworks?

Bernard Starr | Posted 03.17.2014 | Arts
Bernard Starr

Contemporizing biblical figures is not the end of the story. It's the starting point of a gross misunderstanding. Contemporizing -- and fashioning in your own image -- is one thing, but erasing identities is another matter, a serious matter with serious consequences.

'Degenerate Art' Once Looted By The Nazis Is Now Being Shown In Stunning Exhibition

Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

"Degenerate art" was a term applied by the National Socialist regime in Germany to artworks deemed, for whatever reason, un-German and intolerable. Mo...

Uncovered Trove Of Nazi-Looted Art Spurs Massive Hunt

AP | JILL LAWLESS and KIRSTEN GRIESHABER | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

LONDON — LONDON (AP) — Finding the treasure hoard was just the start of the hunt. Phones in the cramped London offices of the Art Loss Regist...

Jesus in Jewish Art: The Missing Pieces

Bernard Starr | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Bernard Starr

Artworks commonly Christianized Jesus, his family and close followers while omitting their Jewish identities. This phenomenon contributed significantly to the historic rift between Christianity and Judaism by picturing Jesus and Jews as separate.

Jewish Jesus Visits the Jewish Museum

Bernard Starr | Posted 11.30.2013 | Arts
Bernard Starr

While Chagall's powerful paintings restore Jesus's Jewish identity, they focus primarily on one theme: the common ground of suffering -- Jesus suffering on the cross signifying the suffering of Jews in horrendous persecutions.

A Surprisingly Dark Side Of Marc Chagall

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.10.2013 | Arts

When we think of Marc Chagall we think of folksy figures soaring above old world villages, surrounded by ghostly fiddles, overflowing bouquets and tal...

The FBI's Most Convincing Forgeries Get Their Own Exhibition

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.05.2013 | Arts

Upon entering "Caveat Emptor" you will likely be able to recognize the exhibition's work with confidence. Iconic pieces made famous by art legends lik...

Happy Birthday, Marc Chagall!

Posted 07.07.2013 | Arts

In honor of Marc Chagall's birthday, we are revisiting a post originally published last year honoring the artist's life and work. Today marks the b...

From Russia, With Love

Alison Winfield Burns | Posted 08.24.2013 | Politics
Alison Winfield Burns

Snowden, like Elvis has left the building. Please let's not disgrace ourselves further by behaving like spoiled sports. We have important topics to address. Climate change effects mitigation, jobs creation, et cetera.

Only In Jew York...

Posted 06.18.2013 | Arts

What do expressionist painter Marc Chagall, surrealist photographer Diane Arbus and tech-happy sculptor Jon Kessler have in common? They were raised w...

Perception and Imagination

Brian D. Cohen | Posted 06.22.2013 | Arts
Brian D. Cohen

Everything we need to know about love and pain is in Chagall and Gorky. That the feeling that a painting evokes is communicated by its form, color, shapes, and marks, is self-evident and explicable.

The 20th Century According To Chagall

AP | Posted 02.19.2013 | Arts

PARIS -- A new exhibit in Paris tries to show the painter Marc Chagall as a historian of the 20th century. Through rich, colorful allegories of the t...

Chagall in 3D

Susan Jaques | Posted 04.13.2013 | Arts
Susan Jaques

Famous for his colorful paintings of floating figures and flying animals, Russian-born artist Marc Chagall also worked in other mediums. It's these lesser-known aspects of the artist's practice that are explored in "Chagall: Beyond Color" at the Dallas Museum of Art from February 17 to May 26, 2013.

Reflecting Chagall: Hubbard Street's "One Thousand Pieces"

Catherine L. Tully | Posted 12.22.2012 | Arts
Catherine L. Tully

The world premiere of Alejandro Cerrudo's One Thousand Pieces was the first full-length work ever presented by Hubbard Street Dance Company, and it is indeed a reflection of Marc Chagall's America Windows in the very best sense of the word.

Big Art Heist Reported At Dutch Museum

AP | TOBY STERLING | Posted 12.15.2012 | Arts

AMSTERDAM (AP) -- Thieves broke into a Rotterdam museum on Tuesday and walked off with works from the likes of Picasso, Monet, Gauguin and Matisse pot...

The Steamiest Kisses In Art History

Posted 09.05.2012 | Arts

Kissing -- the act of pressing one's lips against the surface of another object or person -- is a simple gesture acted out between lovers, a mother an...

A Most Magical New Flute

George Heymont | Posted 08.15.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

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One Kings Lane Goes Art Crazy

Posted 07.25.2012 | Arts

One Kings Lane, a website that describes itself as a digital treasure hunt, began a four-day "Day of Art" exhibition online, bringing the curator's ar...

Happy Birthday Marc Chagall!

Posted 07.07.2012 | Arts

Today marks the birthday of one of the art world's most beloved Marcs, Marc Chagall. The painter reached the hearts and imaginations of people worldwi...

The Inspiration Of Chagall's Mystical Stained Glass

Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D. | Posted 08.04.2012 | Religion
Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D.

I walked out of the church into a warm and breezy afternoon feeling lighter. The experience reminded me that reconciliation and healing between peoples is possible.

Star-Studded Portraits

Posted 01.25.2012 | Arts

The portrait (up there with landscapes, nudes and religious icons) is one of the great themes enduring throughout art history. For centuries artists h...