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Marc ChagallI thought I ‘d briefly talk about the work of Marc Chagall and some of the things I’ve gleaned from him over the years.

Marc ChagallHis development of his own vocabulary of imagery and symbols always fascinated me.  His flying brides, goats, roosters and such were all like Jungian archetypes in his paintings, each seemingly representing a psychological facet of our universal consciousness.   His use of such iconic imagery really inspired my decision to create my red trees and chairs and roofs.

I was also influenced by his distinctive and bold use of color.  His deep blues and reds glowed and made one believe such colors were naturally occurring in the natural world.  The mind easily translated his colors and images.  His vocabulary was unique and universal at once.



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