Chagall’s World: Reflections From the Mediterranean by Andre Verdet

By Andre Verdet

A true shock for paintings lovers—an strange collaboration between a various trio of fellows: Rolling Stones bass guitarist-turned-photographer invoice Wyman and world-famous painter Marc Chagall, each one lending his expertise to a joint undertaking that goals at shooting the spirit and the character of the good artist himself in addition to the spirit and the truth of his artwork.

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And then Apolavoid him. Roger de closest, I did know Max Jacob, but tended to Fresnaye was another good friend. linaire. la . V. —Did you sometimes use to meet Picasso, Braque or Juan Gris, or were you, as a young foreign artist, too shy? Like Matisse and Derain, they were already famous, and you were just starting in the "society" of Parisian painters. C. — I met Juan Gris occasionally, and I once vis- ited Matisse. V. sia, and what — Did you know Malevich and Tatlin well sort of relations did you have with them?

Baptistry in the 46 After meeting Charles Marcq, the master craftsman, in his workshop at Rheims. I did the windows for Metz cathedral, the synagogue in Jerusalem, the chapel at PocanI working started New tico Hills, York, the United Nations Organization in New York, the windows for Tudeley Church in Britain, Fraumiinster church Rheims cathedral. Le Message Biblique at Nice, and re- in Zurich, cently, in Gutenberg's beautiful city of Mainz, where he printed the windows for Saint Stephen's church.

Bible, the I nearly forgot —An impressive body of work. C. V. fate a painting. Because of the setting, the eye doesn't look at same way is as a collection of paintings. The eye of a man it at from in the prayer simply part of his heart. quoted this before, about stained glass: "When you're twenty, you don't think about matter. " Every color should encourage prayer ... I can't pray myself, I just work. V. and cultured — I'm pretty sure that human beings, uncultured alike, are more deeply moved by the sublime riddle of the Creation than by anything else art can offer; it throws you into utter solitude, face to face with yourself.

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