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Art: Magical Modernist

Sometimes it doesn't pay to be too popular. By the time of his death in 1985, at age 97, Marc Chagall was suburbia's favorite genius. He offered modernism...

Art: A Museum with a Message

The Bible has been a source of inspiration for Marc Chagall ever since he was a boy living in the ghetto of Vitebsk in White Russia. He has drawn dozens of...

Painting: Midsummer Night's Dreamer

(See Cover) In the azure light that angles steeply down the slopes above the French Riviera, a sparkling translucence seizes nature. Rocks seem sodden with...

Opera: Flowery Flute

Artist Marc Chagall believes in "God, Mozart and color." The Metropolitan Opera's Rudolf Bing believes in Mozart, Chagall and boxoffice. Thus, when the Met...

ART: Unrealist

A cosmopolitan crowd of Manhattan art-lovers trampled each other's elegant toes last week to see an exhibit of paintings by Marc Chagall, one of the least...

Art: REVELATION IN GLASS

Eleven years ago, wispy, gentle Marc Chagall received a tribute until then reserved for only Picasso, Braque and Matisse: a room of his own in Paris' National...

Art: DONKEYS IN THE SKY

ON the walls of Paris' Maeght Gallery last week, nudes floated over the Champs-Elysees, an ass crouched impaled on the spire of the church of...

Art: The Wanderer

Until recently only three painters rated special rooms in Paris' National Museum of Modern Art. They were Matisse, Braque and Picasso. Last week 60-year-old,...

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