«Let them eat their fill of their square pears on their triangular tables![…]And I overthough: “Down with Naturalism, Impressionism and the realistic Cubism! They make me sad and akward. Abbasso il naturalismo, l’impressionismo e il cubismo realista!, mi rendono triste e impacciato. Hat ever is this time, thet glorifies tecnique and formalism?
[…]Our madness is welcome».

From Marc Chagall, Ma vie, SE edition, Milano, 1998.