Le clown vert, 1970-75
Femme ane, 1927-28
Les maries au cirque, 1965
Crucifixion en jaune, 1975-80
La famille et le coq, 1978
Les chardons, 1931
Roi David jouant a la harpe, ND
Moujik rouge, 1960
L'ane vert au cirque, 1978
Le village fantastique, 1968-71
Maries au dessus du bouquet, 1970-75
Le peintre et son monde, 1969
The upper level of the museum features several rooms of Marc Chagall's Bible etchings. These show well-known scriptures from the Old Testament depicted in marvelous works of art. As Marc Chagall himself explains: “The Bible is life, an echo of nature, and this is the secret I have endeavored to transmit."
"And Pharaoh said unto Joseph,
I have dreamed a dream, and there is none that can interpret it:
and I have heard say of thee, that thou canst understand
a dream to interpret it."
"And the angel of the Lord appeared unto him
in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked,
and, behold, the bush burned with fire,
and the bush was not consumed."
"And Solomon stood before the altar of the Lord
in the presence of all the congregation of Israel,
and spread forth his hands toward heaven."
~1 Kings 8:22
"Therefore David ran, and stood upon the Philistine,
and took his sword, and drew it out of the sheath thereof,
and slew him, and cut off his head therewith. And when the Philistines
saw their champion was dead, they fled."
~1 Samuel 17:51
"So David went and brought up the ark of God
from the house of Obededom into the city of David
~2 Samuel 6:12
"So all the elders of Israel came to the king to Hebron;
and king David made a league with them in Hebron before the Lord:
and they anointed David king over Israel."
~2 Samuel 5:3
"In Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon
in a dream by night: and God said,
Ask what I shall give thee."
~1 Kings 3:5
"He who guards his lips guards his life,
but he who speaks rashly will come to ruin."