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By Andre Verdet

A true shock for artwork lovers—an strange collaboration between a various trio of fellows: Rolling Stones bass guitarist-turned-photographer invoice Wyman and world-famous painter Marc Chagall, every one lending his expertise to a joint activity that goals at shooting the spirit and the character of the good artist himself in addition to the spirit and the truth of his paintings.

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Could one sum this up. Marc Chagall, by saying that matter is abstraction for you, in that you have to do two things: transcend matter, for it to become a word, look or sound; 48 and move people by creating something which is surprised to discover its own tragedy and joy, its witchcraft and charms, its doubts and ignorance and certainty a creation that finds itself believing in its own original mystery and therefore innocence Whence — . . the birth of love. — Beautifully put! V. C. thirty years, work been clear that your it's organized in the form of successive cycles, including espeeverything you did for Le Message Biblique the themes un- is — cially fold and follow on in an organic, spiritual rhythm which could be taken as a counterpart to the cycles of the zodiac, or the wheeling constellations, or the cosmic movements which pervade the Bible Did these appear without your realizing deliberately introduce them into your painting?

Do you sometimes have doubts about the painting you're doing? Do you ever feel so insecure that you think you've not succeeded as an artist? C. — Yes, perhaps, after all kinds of other feelings and, unfortunately, as one starts to get old. Perhaps even a bit be- fore. V. tistic activity —Since you came has involved stained to Provence, a lot of glass. Your work your in this field has, been a major interest for you as sheer research. Has work given you new ideas for your painting? C. My first two stained-glass windows were for the church at Le Plateau d'Assy in Savoie.

V. Most of the animals in your fabulous zoo or Noah's ark are made so physically human that we're stirred to the depths of our being. Biological, and sometimes mental, barriers don't seem to exist any more. A kind of salvation through brotherhood. C. C. — to create in the my or just an aesthetic or pictorial need. V. like a I in try as need for much as close kinship. I can with my heart, brotherhood of the heart. V. —As for your humans, they're quite often am- them —man or woman. But there are sometimes notable hybrids.

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