Sunday, August 8, 2010

Nine miles beyond the dwelling of his Satanic majesty.

Oh my lands, the fiddler's green!

Marc Chagall was born Moishe, a Russian Jew, he painted this "The Fiddler" in 1912 when he was living in France. What did he call the painting? Could he have known the story of Fiddler's Green? Did he know enough English to make that pun(ctuation)? Surely it was merely serendipitous?

Violin Soldier. He's somewhere pleasant and green now too.