Monday, March 2, 2009

Arabian Nights

Marc Chagall's Arabian Nights is beautiful to look at... I want to read it as I fall asleep so I can get carried into the dreamscape.
He began to illustrate four of the stories in 1945 and they were published by Pantheon Books in 1948.
"In carefully choosing just four tales from the more than 300 in Arabian Nights, Chagall confessed to a quite special interest in their contents. Strong ties to the beloved, the fateful element of love, the separation of lovers and their reunion, as well as the meaning of death, are the most important features common to the four stories," (from the forward written by Norbert Nobis).

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