Chagall windows at St Stephens II

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    Chagall windows
    The Chagall choir windows in St. Stephan are unique in Germany. Between 1978 and his death in 1985, Russian Jewish artist Marc Chagall created nine stained-glass windows of scriptural figures in luminous blue. The figures depict scenes from the Old Testament, demonstrating the commonalities across Christian and Jewish traditions. Chagall intended his work to be a contribution to Jewish-German reconciliation, made all the more poignant by the fact that Chagall himself fled France under Nazi occupation. He chose St. Stephan due to his friendship with Monsignor Klaus Mayer, who was then the presiding priest of St. Stephan. Chagall's work has been continued since his death by his pupil Charles Marq and by others.

    1. Annie in Beziers 43 months ago | reply

      Beautiful window. Very unusual.

    2. parisinita 43 months ago | reply

      It's wonderful !!!!!!

      Kisses !!!!!!

    3. Odie - Odysseus of the Doggie World 43 months ago | reply

      Chagall's one of my favourite artists; I love his paintings, but I didn't know about these windows. Thanks for the great photo and info.

    4. nschilling3 43 months ago | reply

      So beautiful!

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