"Chagall was almost unique amongst the great 20th-century artists in never abandoning the religious symbolism with which he was brought up. His contemporaries – such as Matisse and Picasso in Europe, or Rothko and Newman in USA – sought to develop new visual vocabularies which they thought more suitable for the modern era. But for Chagall, brought up as a Hasidic Jew in a small Russian town (now in modern-day Belarus) full of synagogues and churches, the physical and imaginal landscape of his childhood continued to inform his work to the very end."
- from Beshara article (below)
Photo Lois Conner