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Marc Chagall: The Bible Series

November 30, 2017

Marc Chagall: The Bible Series In 1930, Marc Chagall was commissioned by notable art dealer and publisher, Ambroise Vollard, to complete an illustrated series of the Bible.  Vollard believed the Bible was the most important piece of literature of all time and the cornerstone of Western tradition.  The Bible was the central subject matter in Early Christian art, Renaissance art, and the Baroque period.   Before beginning this expansive suite of 105 etchings, Marc Chagall traveled to Palestine, Syria, and Egypt. The imagery of these pieces comes from direct experience with the land and people of the Bible.   The intense and detailed imagery in the Bible series is a product of Chagall's immense skill and concentration. He worked for...

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