Chagall … The Bible … in Paris …

Are you going to be in Paris between today and Sunday, June 5? If so, I am going to tell you that you must visit the Musée d’art et d’histoire du Judaïsme to see the Chagall exposition – Chagall et la Bible (Chagall and the Bible). The Jewish Chagall, born on July 7, 1887 in […]

Paris' Museum of Jewish Art and History

Are you going to be in Paris between today and Sunday, June 5?

If so, I am going to tell you that you must visit the Musée d’art et d’histoire du Judaïsme to see the Chagall exposition – Chagall et la Bible (Chagall and the Bible).

The Jewish Chagall, born on July 7, 1887 in Vitebsk in Russia, moved to Paris in 1910 and after two brief sojourns in Berlin (in 1922) and in the States (from 1941/1944 while Paris was occupied by the German Nazis), returned to France to never leave it again. He died in Saint-Paul de Vence  in Provence on March 28, 1985. His work being shown at the museum now were inspired after a trip to Palestine in 1931.

Abraham Weeping Over Sarah

My favourite is Abraham Weeping Over Sarah which is on loan from the Chagall Museum of Nice. A close second is The Crucifixion on loan from Paris’ Centre Pompidou. And then there is Abraham and the Three Angels too …

The Crucifixion

The museum is open every day but Saturday which is of course the Jewish Sabbath. It costs €9.50 to visit both the museum and the Chagall Exposition.  The address is 71, rue du Temples and it is in Paris; 3rd arrondissement (district).

Abraham and the Three Angels

 

 

 

Marilyn Z. Tomlins

3 Responses to “Chagall … The Bible … in Paris …”

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    Marilyn Z. Tomlins Says:

    Charmaine, I agree with you; this painting of Abraham moved me intensely, and so did all of his paintings.

    Jo, how do we know what Abraham looked like, therefore how can you say that this painting of him weeping over Sarah is not lifelike? Chagall was one of the world’s greatest painters, and I would like to buy most of them, if not all. And if you do not mind me saying so, I doubt that you could have done better, but do try,and let us see.

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    Charmaine Howard Says:

    Your Comments
    I like the paintings. Sometimes accurate and life like paintings do not reflect real emotions. I can actually feel Abrham’s pain.

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    Jowake Says:

    I don’t understand why such paintings are so famous. I can paint better than that. Yes I know all the arguments, but I don’t buy it. I prefer my art to be an accurate and life like depiction of whatever is being painted, not a childlike impression.

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