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PAINTING Paying a call on Marc Chagall (15 November 1969)
 
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  • 385 words
  • article
  • photo
  • illustration
  • Journals
  • Magazines
Published
  • xna, John Haynes and J.F. Archibald, 1969-11-15
Language
  • English

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Title
  • PAINTING Paying a call on Marc Chagall (15 November 1969)
Appears In
  • The bulletin., v.091, no.4679, 1969-11-15 (ISSN: 0007-4039)
Published
  • xna, John Haynes and J.F. Archibald, 1969-11-15
Physical Description
  • 385 words
  • article
  • photo
  • illustration
  • Journals
  • Magazines
Series
Part Of
  • The bulletin.
  • Vol. 091 No. 4679 (15 Nov 1969)
  • John Ryan Comic Collection (Specific issues).
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  • PAINTING Paying a call on Marc Chagall ERIC WESTBROOK, director of the National Gallery of Victoria, called on Marc Chagall at his home in the South of France earlier this year. Recalling the visit there, Mr. Westbrook writes: He is much smaller than one had guessed from the photographs, and his lively peasant eyes dance in the pink face of a heavenly clown. As he talks in a mixture of French and Russian with a few English words proudly produced duced in honor of his Australian visitors, his white hair floats and settles to underline each gesture. He asks about Australia, and hanging his hands in front of him bounces in his chair to show that he knows all about kangaroos. roos. And the arts? A new museum in Melbourne? His eyes are even brighter. It is so far away but he would certainly like to see it, but he would have to go to Australia to work and not as a tourist. ist. Could he be given a commission to paint a big wall? He would like that, but public commissions are sometimes disappointing. At the Paris Opera, the Lincoln Center and even in Israel the placing and the conditions were not always good. But perhaps in Australia . . . Would he allow photographs to be taken of him? Of course. He inspects the camera like a small boy and insists that the ladies must be in the picture. And all the time Madame Chagall sits smiling and watchful. In the studio he dances from paintings ings in progress pinned to the wall to carvings in stone. “They are superb, no?” No modesty false or true, but his certainty is beautiful. On the white Among the Chagall lithographs on sale in Melbourne is "Amour Est un Dieu," $1500 walls the marvellous light of the Mediterranean plays over a millionaire’s collection of Chagalls, their magic images floated on with the same touch that makes the lithographs both tender and inevitable. In front of each, one hears the eager voice “Elies sont magnifiques, nifiques, n’est-ce pas?” And there is only one possible answer, “Vous avez raison, Maitre. Elies sont magnifiques.” Marc Chagall at work "Maternite au Paysage Grec," another of the color lithographs, is priced at $1650 "Peintre en Rose" ($1600) is also in the Tolarno Galleries' exhibition
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