Art: The Wanderer

Until recently only three painters rated special rooms in Paris' National Museum of Modern Art. They were Matisse, Braque and Picasso. Last week 60-year-old, Russian-born Marc Chagall had his own room too, filled with the strange gravity-defying pictures he has been painting for the past 40 years.

The room may be the closest thing to a permanent home that wispy-haired little Painter Chagall will ever know. Since 1910, when he left Russia and its harrowing threat of pogroms for Paris, he had never really settled down. Haunted by his memories and searching for escape, he found it only in his unearthly, richly...

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