Makes me miss Japan so much <3
The Dance, c. 1956
Lithograph (After), 9 x 11”
Moses by Marc Chagall
“Moses himself, the great man of God, had many remarkable visions. These visions consisted in part of dreams and partly in ecstasies, and for this reason he was educated in all the mysteries of the Egyptians and in all their magical arts, in which he excelled all others….his ability to lead and govern the people was the direct result of a deep intuition.”
Sixth and Seventh Books of Moses, p. 14, Edited by Joseph Peterson
Four Tales from the Arabian Nights, 1948
12 lithographs printed in colours, on laid paper, each signed in pencil, inscribed with the plate number and numbered 70/90 (there was also a deluxe edition of ten with an additional plate and progessive proofs of the lithographs, and 11 hors commerce-copies),.
375 x 280 mm. (and similar), S. 430 x 330 mm.
Marc Chagall, who in the eyes of many was the pre-eminent colour lithographer of his age, began his relationship with the medium with Four Tales from the Arabian Nights. The Arabian Nights, more accurately known as the One Thousand and One Nights, is a collection of Middle Eastern and South Asian stories and folk tales compiled during the Islamic Golden Age in Arabic. The stories were told night after night by Scheherazade, the new bride of a Persian king, in an effort to postpone the threat of her pending execution. Arabian Nights has come to be regarded as one of Chagall’s greatest achievements in the medium, in large part because the literary source was ideally suited to the artist’s lyrical style, his opulent color palette and his boundless imagination. via
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Human beings the world over need freedom and security that they may be able to realize their full potential.
― Aung San Suu Kyi
Aung San Suu Kyi portrait sculpture by Zenos Frudakis.
Work in progress, 5-4-2012.
“It’s a new dawn
It’s a new day
It’s a new life For me
And I’m feeling good”
“Nina Simone” memorial sculpture affectionately kissed by her daughter, singer and Broadway actress, Lisa Simone Kelly. Memorial sculpture is installed in the Nina Simone Plaza in Tryone, North Carolina. Sculptor: Zenos Frudakis.