• geomcq

    I love this one by an old friend.

    Don’t Let That Horse . .
    BY LAWRENCE FERLINGHETTI

    Don’t let that horse
    eat that violin

    cried Chagall’s mother

    But he
    kept right on
    painting

    And became famous

    And kept on painting
    The Horse With Violin In Mouth

    And when he finally finished it
    he jumped up upon the horse
    and rode away
    waving the violin

    And then with a low bow gave it
    to the first naked nude he ran across

    And there were no strings
    attached

    Lawrence Ferlinghetti, “Don’t Let That Horse…” from A Coney Island of the Mind. Copyright © 1958 by Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Reprinted with the permission of New Directions Publishing Corporation, http://www.wwnorton.com/nd/welcome.htm.

    • Oh George, this is marvelous!! thank you so much for sharing! And, Happy birthday to you!!

  • Mark

    Wow! We just saw the Chagall windows in Pocantico Hills, NY, which were rich enough, but this looks dazzling. Lucky you, getting to see it twice!

    • Hi Mark, I think I have a homunculus in my computer… I know I replied earlier but just noticed that there is no reply! Do you recommend a detour to see the Chagall windows? And, yes, “dazzling” is a great word to describe Chagall’s large but detailed images! What do you think about the next show?

      • Mark

        Yes, a little detour up the hill is very much worth while if you are passing through or near Tarrytown.
        The quarry show on Bosch and Bruegel should be fabu. All that closely-observed dutch detail! But I can’t imagine anything as dreamy as floating amid the Chagall.

  • I think this would be the most magical way to see Chagall’s work. I can only imagine that he would have loved it.

    • I think he would have, too. He worked in just about every medium…why not digitized images on limestone walls?

  • Henry Smith

    What a spectacular show: CHAGALL! So uplifting to see his works
    illuminated, especially those wonderful scenes from
    his native village, Vitebsck(?): fiddler, peasant balancing milk pails
    across his shoulders, various and sundry animals of the people/country,
    figures/lovers flying through the air, lovely maisons/toits de
    chaume, etc.

    Just this past weekend, I offered a card from Paris (where I just
    spent 3 weeks Aug.-Sept.) to a dear acquaintance whose wonderfully
    artistic husband died recently. It is of Chagall’s tableau of ‘Les
    Mariés de la Tour Eiffel.’ He is one of my very favorite
    artists.

    And I really found it stimulating and enlightening to read details of
    his and Bella’s escape from nazi France (‘L’Etat Français’/’The French
    State’) via Spain and Portugal. And to be reminded that our own State
    Department was rife with antisemitism, thus
    spurring it (‘them’, human beings) to behave in odious ways by
    delaying or denying entrance visas to large numbers of Jewish refugees
    fleeing great danger in nazi lands.

    And the utter sadness of his beloved Bella’s death during their exile in NY.

    Thank you for this wonderful display of vintage Chagall.

    And please do keep such ‘events’ coming our way!

    -Henry

    • Susan Manfull

      Hi Henry, I can see that you, in particular, would love this show! You have a couple more months! Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us.

    • Hi Henry, I can see that you, in particular, would love this show! You have a couple more months! Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us.