Putting the new Chagall in context

January 10, 2010 by Norman Lebrecht

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Jackie Wullschlager, Chagall’s recent biographer, reviewing the newly discovered crucifixixon image in the Financial Times, suggests that it has obliged her to rethink the artists’s Jewish engagement, as well as the role of Jewish art in the 21st century.

Here’s a pull-out quote:

His work, and indeed this show, raises the whole vexed question of whether there is such a thing as Jewish art, and in turn whether a Jewish Museum of Art has a role in a multicultural society.

And here’s the whole, penetrative piece:




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