Monday, January 27, 2014

ABC Wednesday

The letter is C this week

Here is Marc Chagall, a Russian artist, born in 1887 the eldest of nine children. 

 
I have chosen the glorious Chagall Windows in the Hadassah Hospital in Israel to represent C,
the ones about which Marc Chagall said in 1962

"This is my modest gift to the Jewish people who have always dreamt of biblical love, friendship and of peace among all peoples.  This is my gift to that people which lived here thousands of years ago among the other Semitic people".

The light that emanates from these windows bathes the Abbell Synagogue at the Hadassah University Medical Centre in a special glow. The sun filters through the brilliant colors of the stained glass capturing their radiance and even in the misty haze of a cloudy day 'Chagall's genius transforms time and space'

 
Every pane is said to be a microcosm of Chagall's world, of his love for his people and his deep sense of identification with Jewish history.


 
Each window is dominated by a specific color and contains a quotation from the individual blessing on Jacob's twelve sons and Moses' blessing on the twelve tribes.



 
The Synagogue was dedicated in the presence of the artist on February 6, 1962.
as part of Hadassah's Golden Anniversary Celebration.
 
Click here to see other interesting representation of the letter C
with thanks to Roger and Denise and all their helpers who come and read your contribution.

104 comments:

photowannabe said...

These are such beautiful works of art. So many artists never get recognized for their work in their lifetimes.
I'm glad he see them appreciated.

Carver said...

Interesting post and beautiful windows. Carver, ABCW Team

Enchantress said...

Extremely Beautiful !!

and they work really hard for it

Roger Owen Green said...

Great colors!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

At first I was disappointed when your alphabet flower series ended... but now I am grateful for this other kind of beauty you are sharing -- I learn something new each week here. (And that's good for aging brains!)

Susan Moore said...

Beautiful work, I would love to see this in person.

Nora at Island Rambles said...

Such lovely windows...beautiful colors. I never knew windows were made in this kind of design. It is very educational to read the thoughts of each of our blogger friends each week.

Beverley Baird said...

These are gorgeous! What rays of light they must shine.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful and colorful glass windows.

Reader Wil said...

Very great choice for C, Hildred! I have seen these magnificent windows in the Hadassa Hospital when I was in Israel in March 2012. Dina took me there. I also took photos of the windows and looked up the blessings of Jacob to his sons.I was so happy to have been able to see them with my own eyes.Thank you for your post, Hildred. Have a great week!
Wil, ABCW Team.

Kate said...

I've seen these windows and those in Chicago. What a remarkable artist. Kate, ABC Team

ellen b. said...

Wonderful choice for C. I so enjoyed seeing some of his windows in the Chicago Art Museum...

magiceye said...

Wonderful work beautifully captured

uberrhund said...

The most beautiful post I have viewed for the letter "C" today.
You brought us a fine Choice, thank you!

Hildred said...

I do envy those of you who have seen these glorious pictures - I can only imagine!

Hildred said...

Oh dear, - it is late and I have been watching Fry and his QI videos for too long. I meant to say 'windows'

tulika singh said...

Those were breathtaking.

MERYL JAFFE, PhD - parent, psychologist, teacher, author... said...

They are breathtaking, and the very special think for me, is that you can look and look and constantly find more inspiration and awe.

Great choice for "C"

Lisa said...

Those are truly stunning! Thank you for sharing them with us!
Visiting from ABC Wednesday.

Leslie: said...

They're gorgeous! And thank you for your kind comments.

Leslie
abcw team

Powell River Books said...

Beautiful windows. Thanks for stopping by my post. - Margy

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Hildred, I put a poem I received from "A Year of Being Here" in my post for today and I thanked you for telling me about it. Hope that is OK.

Kay L. Davies said...

Hello Hildred — It's been a long time, and I think it's my fault. I hope you are well.
I love the stained glass windows you chose for this week's ABC. Incredibly beautiful.
All best wishes,
K

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