Chagall's work includes more than just paintings
Marc Chagall was also a master of monumental art: he made mosaics, stained-glass windows, sculptures and ceramics. He decorated many Catholic and Lutheran churches and synagogues in Europe, the USA and Israel.
Like many of Chagall’s later stained glass windows, it is based on Biblical themes. For Chagall, the window was also a tribute to the United States for providing him with asylum during the Second World War, when he was forced to flee Nazi Europe. The huge 3.7 metres high and 4.6 metres wide masterpiece is housed in the United Nations building in New York.
The artist illustrated Gogol’s Dead Souls, La Fontaine’s Fables and The Thousand and One Nights.
In 1966 he created two panels for the Metropolitan Opera in New York and in Chicago he decorated the National Bank building with the mosaic "The Four Seasons" (1972).
On 17 September 1961, the UN Secretary General and 15 others were killed in a plane crash. In memory of them, the stained-glass window of peace was created
In 1964, Chagall was commissioned by French President Charles de Gaulle to paint the plafond at the Paris Grand Opera