Marc Chagall, Le Coq Rouge (1952)
any sense of how his works like this were received by his community?
yes i know he was appreciated by cosmopolitan peers and purveyors of ‘high’ arts but do you have a sense if the sorts of people represented in his works had occasion to see themselves (or not) in his work?
hard to say, because they weren’t his target audience; but on
e way to suss this out is his reception in Israel (in the Knesset and the Ein Kerem) showing how the Chagall look made its way onto the establishment Israeli scene in the 50s and 60s?
yes thanks, puzzling claims about his being something like the quintessentially jewish painter and what we could make of these sorts of labels/imperatives, and also thinking how wonderfully monstrous some of it is, as much Sendak as Picasso…
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