Painting: Chagallicisms

At the ripe age of 77, Marc Chagall last week became a doctor — of fine arts. At his honorary hooding at the University of Notre Dame, the Russian-born artist who has painted cows jumping over the moon and orbited lovers, flowers and folklore, Chagall had a few words for U.S. academics.

"Art must go rather toward the soul than through theories toward the brain," he said. "Art and life itself seem to me like a boat upon the waters. To whom is it given, this gift of guiding this boat and how to sail it? I see the life...

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