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    MARC CHAGALL



    1887 - 1985



    Painting as Poetry



     




     


    Part I

    "Painting as Poetry"

    Part II

    Daphnis and Chloe

    Drawings for the Bible

    Windows

    Other Paintings

    Part III

    "Tapestries"

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    "The Pastorals, or the

    Loves of Daphnis and Chloe"


     illustrations by


    Marc Chagall


    1961
       
     
     



    Longus


    flourished 3rd century AD

    Greek writer, author of Daphnis and Chloe, the first pastoral prose romance (see pastoral literature) and one of the most popular of the Greek erotic romances.

    The story concerns Daphnis and Chloe, two foundlings brought up by shepherds in Lesbos, who gradually fall in love and finally marry. The author is less concerned with the complications of plot, however, than with describing the way that love developed between his hero and heroine, from their first naïve and confused feelings of childhood to full sexual maturity. Longus' penetrating psychological analysis contrasts strongly with the inept characterization of other Greek romances. His stylized descriptions of gardens and landscapes and the alternating of the seasons show a notable feeling for nature. The general tone of his romance is dictated by the quality prescribed by ancient critics for the bucolic genre—glykytes, a “sweetening” of the pastoral life.
     

     



     

    Daphnis and Chloe: Frontispiece



     

    Lamon Discovers Daphnis



     

    Dryas Discovers Chloe



     

    Lamon's and Dryas's Dream



     

    The Wolf Pit



     

    Daphnis and Chloe beside the Fountain



     

    Springtime in the Meadow



     

    Chloe's Judgement



     

    Chloe's Kiss



     

    Dorcon's Strategy



     

    Noon, in Summer



     

    Death of Dorcon



     

    The Little Swallow



     

    The Nymph's Cave



     

    The Wine Harvest



     

    Philetas's Lesson



     

    The Young Methymneans



     

    Daphnis' Dream and the Nymphs



     

    Philetas's Orchard



     

    Chloe is Carried Off by the Methymneans



     

    Captain Bryaxis's Dream
     
     

     
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