Vitebsk. World war at end and revolution at beginning. Conflict at the root of civilization. War without and a war within.
Chagall is elevation, elation – dreams. Suggests a world worth our spirits. Beauty transcends all. There is no true conflict. Scenes of life essential. Animal eyes, human eyes, love. All one and eternal.
Malevich is cosmos, form, true creativity. Life and art are one. Beyond. Imitation is nothing. Moving past is everything. Revolution of life and revolution of art.
For Chagall, beauty is here. For Malevich, beauty is forward. Any future must be both.
– Charlton Vita