This catalog accompanied the exhibition Marc Chagall: Biblical Narratives in Print that was on view from September 17 through December 23, 2015. Marc Chagall’s Bible, a portfolio of 105 hand-colored, black-and-white etchings depicting scenes from the Old Testament from the Haggerty’s collection, was the subject of the exhibition. As a modern, Jewish artist not tethered to traditional Christian interpretations of the Biblical text, Chagall developed a unique visual vocabulary that synthesized elements from diverse cultural and artistic traditions. Because he approached the Old Testament narratives as a set of stories and recurring themes to be broadly interpreted, rather than literally illustrated, Marc Chagall was able to produce a deeply human and personal body of work that remains relevant today.
Publisher : Haggerty Museum of Art, 2015
Language : English
Softcover : 168 pages
Authors: Marc Chagall; Kenneth Bendiner; Susan Tumarkin Goodman
Dimensions : 9 1/8 x 1/2 x 11 7/8 inches