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Marc Chagall & the Bible

Marc Chagall (1887–1985) is perhaps the foremost visual interpreter of the Bible in the 20th Century. His art is filled with his own reoccurring symbols of visual memory and imagination. He said he did not see the Bible, but he dreamed it, even as a child. Chagall’s vision of the Old Testament combines his Jewish heritage and modern art giving us a rich display of symbol and imagination.

 

Among the 58 pieces in this exhibition there are 10 of the 105 etchings originally intended to be illustrations for an Old Testament Bible and 28 brilliantly colored images from his 1956 and 1960 suites of Bible lithographs. Each is a delightful and colorful interpretation that lets the viewer enter the worlds of the Chagall and the Bible.

 

It is most interesting that Chagall, a Russian Jew, would have used the Crucifixion in so many of his works, yet numerous of his pieces include the Crucifixion as a reference or the subject of his paintings. Mystical Crucifixion and Christ in the Clock, two colored lithographs in this exhibition, demonstrate his fascination with this theme.

 

This show contains:

  • 58 Chagall etchings and lithographs
  • digital files for each image
  • a file for a handout
  • text for labels to accompany each piece
  • packing and shipping instructions

 

Art by Chagall on display at Glencairn

Posted on September 14, 2015 by Ticket

 

STORY WRITTEN BY TARA LYNN JOHNSON

For Digital First Media

 

Artist Marc Chagall was prolific, creating paintings, book illustrations, stained glass pieces, stage sets, ceramics, tapestries, and fine art prints. He’s possibly best known around the world for his religious works. Some of those works are on display in the exhibit “Marc Chagall and the Bible” at Glencairn Museum, courtesy of private collector Sandra Bowden.

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By Sandra Bowden

 

Marc Chagall (1887–1985) is perhaps the foremost visual interpreter of the Bible in the twentieth century.  With wit and joy, he has given us marvelous depictions of the stories we know so well from the Old Testament. His art is filled with his own reoccurring symbols drawn from visual memory and imagination. Chagall wrote that “Our whole inner world is a reality, perhaps more real than the apparent world.” Chagall’s vision of the Old Testament combines his Jewish heritage and modern art in rich images of multiple meanings. He said that he did not see the Bible, but he dreamed it, even as a child.. . .

 

The show rents for $800 for four weeks (plus shipping). With the rental of two months the third month is free.

Bowden Collections offers a variety of traveling exhibitions available to museums, churches, colleges and seminaries: several feature the work of important historical artists such as Georges Rouault, Marc Chagall, Ottos Dix and Alfred Manessier; others explore topics related to the Bible. A packet containing everything needed to mount the exhibition with files for labels, itemized lists, a brochure or flyer in PDF format, high-resolution digital files of art in the exhibition, and shipping information is provided. Venues are responsible for the rental fee and shipping, usually to the following venue.

  1956 Verve Series

 1960 Verve Series

The Bible series

Miscellaneous

1956 Verve Series

Bible title page

Angel of Paradise

Angel

Angel with Sword

Moses I

Moses II

Moses III

Moses receiving the Tablets of the Law

Sarah and Abraham

Jeremiah

Isaiah

Solomon

David with the Harp

David and Bathsheba

1960 Verve Series

Angel Cover

The Face of Israel

Creation

Banished from Paradise

Cain and Abel

Sarah and the Angels

Rachel Hides her Idols

Ruth Gleaning

Naomi and her Daughters in Law

Boaz Wakes up to See Ruth at His Feet

Ahasuerus Banishes Vashti

Hagar and Ishmael in the Desert

Esther

Rahab and the Spies

 

10 etchings from the
Bible series

Sacrifice of Abraham/Isaac

Jacob Wrestling with the Angel

Joshua and the Rock of Shechem

Samson and Delilah

Anointing of Saul

Solomon on his Throne

Promise to Jerusalem

Jeremiah in the Pit

Song of the Bow

Moses and the Serpent

 

Mystical Crucifixion

Christ in the Clock

Moses and the Burning Bush

Self Portrait

Angel

Les Prophetes

 

6 miscellaneous

Mystical Crucifixion

Christ in the Clock

Moses and the Burning Bush

Self Portrait

Angel

Les Prophetes

 

Exhibitions of this Collection

 

2019

Available November 10, 2019 on

 

August 1 to October 30, 2019

Wayland Baptist University

Abraham Art Gallery

1900 West 7th Street, CMB #1249

Contact Candace Keller

(806) 291-1083

 

 

March 15 to July 15, 2019

Still Point Gallery

3755 Mansell Road, Alpharetta, GA 30022            770.449.6766

Contact Jill Carattini, director of theology and the arts

770.855.0811

 

2018

Available November 10, 2018 to Feb 28, 2019

 

October 1 – October 30, 2018

Vineyard Columbus

6000 Cooper Rd

Westerville, Ohio 43081

(614) 890-0000

 

June 30 to September 25, 2018

Wilshire Baptist Church

4316 Abrams Rd, Dallas, TX 75214

Contact Mark Wingfield, Associate Pastor

(214) 452-3128

 

January 15 to February 27, 2018

Anderson University

1100 East Fifth Street

Anderson, IN 46012

Contact: Tai Lipan

talipan@anderson.edu

 

March 10 to June 10, 2018

St Andrews Church

440 Whilden St

Mt Pleasant  SC  29484

Contact: Dwight Huthwaite

(843) 284-4348

 

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