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Weekly Photo Challenge: Prolific

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My choice this week is to highlight an artist who was indeed highly prolific. Marc Chagall lived a long life (1887 – 1985) and his entry in wikipedia is huge. He not only produced lots of paintings but his work extends to a quite astonishing number of different media. And a great deal of it is displayed for all to see, not just squirrelled away by collectors, or hidden in the vaults of museums.

Marc Chagall's Ceiling

This is the ceiling of the Paris Opera (Palais Garnier) commissioned in 1963.

The Four Seasons: Chagall

“The Four Seasons” is a ceramic mosaic on four sides of this huge block of concrete in Chicago.

Chagall panorama 2 plane

I made a stitched panorama from one side – its 4535 wide so worth downloading from Flickr. Here are a couple of details


And then there are these stained glass windows at the Art Institute


And we have only lightly touched the surface of his oeuvre.

Bonus – I found another from our trip to Paris in 2012 – this was in the Centre Pompidou


Written by Stephen Rees

April 18, 2018 at 10:18 am

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  1. Beautiful Stephen!!!


    April 18, 2018 at 10:21 am

  2. I’ve seen the beautiful windows at the Art Institute, but I’ve never seen or even known about “The Four Seasons.” I’ll have to look for it next time I’m actually in the city.



    April 18, 2018 at 12:55 pm

  3. There is a map on the flickr page of the photo: it’s on Exelon Plaza at South Clark and Madison

    Stephen Rees

    April 18, 2018 at 1:12 pm

  4. The stained glass windows are gorgeous.

    Allan G. Smorra

    April 18, 2018 at 4:52 pm

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