Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Modern Art in Interfaith Dialogue

The windows at Tudeley, picture of a picture on a screen!
Chagall writes that he "entrusts the Hebrew Bible to the Christian worshiper" - he also entrusts his art to us even to the placement of a piece in Sankt Stephen Kirche Mainz (English). The image at the link is lovely - be sure to visit.

Chagall - the Exodus at Notre Dame de Toute Grace
"St. Stephen’s is the only German church for which the Jewish artist Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985) created windows. Born in Russia, the artist spent the longest period of his life in France. Blue light shines through the stained glass into the interior of St. Stephen’s, and not only angels but other Biblical figures move apparently ethereally in this light."

There is a full essay in pictures of Notre Dame de Toute Grace here including some of Chagall's sketches for other images of the psalms.

From 2010-09-23
The presenter for this topic (Sept 23 15:45) was Aaron Rosen seen here talking to Susan Gillingham prior to the talk.

From the abstract:  In 1973 at the opening of his Musée National Message Biblique in Nice, the octogenarian painter declared: "Ever since my early childhood, I have been captivated by the Bible. It has always seemed to me and still seems that it is the greatest source of poetry of all time. Since then I have searched for its reflection in life and in art. The Bible is like an echo to nature and this secret I have tried to convey."