Wolf Prize Laureate in Art 1981
“The living greatest, original and poetic visionary among the pioneers of modern art, whose glowing colours and human warmth have both a deep personal meaning and universal appeal”.
Is unquestionably the most original and most human and poetic visionery among the pioneers of modern art and one of the greatest painters of all time. For the first decade of the 20th century to our own time, the source of Chagall’s creative genius has not stopped flowing.
The poetic vision and the human worth radiating from Chagall’s glowing colours and from his images have no doubt strong relationship to the Jewish spirit and tradition. His figures and landscapes stem from recollections of the Jewish village, which continuously reappear in his work.
However, the greatness of Chagall’s vision lies in that it breaks through these limits. Chagall’s art has become the common spiritual property of our time.