Letters to the Editor

Etchings are doodles

The Bee's examples of Marc Chagall's etchings in the Met story (Dec. 20) reminded me of the pomposity in certain corners of the art world.

Yes, he was an icon in surrealism and modernism. But at the risk of offending Chagallphiles, his "childlike art" was draped over beholders like so much wool.

While perhaps he will be remembered as a genius for his paintings, stained glass creations and mosaics, Chagall's etchings are nothing more than doodles on a cognac-dampened doily. I suppose when you're famous, even Scoopy Squad artwork has a price.

John Wallace

Fresno

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