Chagall windows at St Stephens II

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.

  • Annie in Beziers PRO 5y

    Beautiful window. Very unusual.
  • parisinita PRO 5y

    It's wonderful !!!!!!

    Kisses !!!!!!
  • Idil 5y

    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.
  • nschilling3 5y

    So beautiful!
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