chagall’s ‘the fall of icarus’ …

Elvira Parravicini discusses Icarus’ fall and its relation to caring for those in need.

“suffering and sickness are unavoidable and ultimately are the premonition of death.

Chagall depicts the falling Icarus welcomed by the people of the town with open arms, with tenderness and compassion. In history, care for the sick came about this way, through people moved with compassion and willingness to share the same limitations and the same desire.

We, as caregivers, are part of this crowd.”