My Life, the autobiography by artist Marc Chagall, captivated me, much like his paintings do. He is one of my favorite artists and his painting, The Birthday, is one of the most wonderful of all.
I happened upon this book during story time at the library with Andrew as one of the librarians was re-shelving it. It is so beautifully written. And I found myself relating to many of the feelings Chagall describes experiencing as a child and young man. I have always been drawn to his artwork, even though I have nearly nothing in common with him. But after reading his words, it is perhaps a little clearer to me. Not only am I left with more of an understanding of Chagall, but also an appreciation for what it was like to be a painter during the time in which he lived.
I would recommend this book simply for the beauty of the writing. But also, I would hope it turns out to be a window to the intriguing works of art for which Chagall is known.
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