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Marc Chagall

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Daria Yampolsky

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Marc Chagall One of the most successful artists of the 20th century. By: Daria Yampolsky Marc Chagall (1887-1985) was a Russian-Jewish painter of the 20th Century. Chagall painted in his own style combining elements of Expressionism, Symbolism, Cubism and, to a lesser degree, other Modernist art movements. Who is Marc Chagall? Chagall's style He applied fauvist and cubist techniques in his paintings. They consisted of bright, strong colors that displayed a very interesting painting. His goal was to immediately grasp the viewer’s attention. He was also able to convey striking images using only two or three colors. Color

Marc Chagall was considered a surrealist as well, because he combined impressionist and cubist techniques. His paintings were imaginative, poetic and dreamlike. An example of his surrealist works is: "The Fiddler,"which involves an enormous fiddler character dancing on the roof of a miniature building, and "Paris Through the Window," which features an animal with a human face and a phantom figure in the sky’s background. Surrealism The Fiddler Paris through the window
Chagall was also inspiered by musicians, animals, workmen, lovers, as well as the recurring ‘fiddler on the roof’ character that made up many of his paintings during those years in France. His childhood memories and fantasies were also an insporation to Chagall and are seen in many of his paintings. Inspirations Chagall's paintings are inspired by themes from the Bible. His fascination with the Bible was found in a series of over 100 paintings, many of which incorporate elements from Jewish folklore and from religious life in Vitebsk. For example: "The Praying Jew," painted in 1914. His style (continued) The Scream by Edvard Munch Expressionism Cassie Thinking About Cubism by Philip Absolon Cubism Fauvism Woman with a Hat by Henri Matisse Chagall I and the village by Marc Chagall Fun facts Marc Chagall created works in virtually every artistic medium, including painting, book illustrations, stained glass, stage sets, ceramic, tapestries and fine art prints. Stained glass windows in Saint-Stephen Cathedral, Metz, France He also learned the violin and was given singing lessons and from an early age. This is why you can see fiddlers in many of his paintings.
An image that intrigued Chagall was the circus. As a child growing up in Russia, he had observed many carnival-like fetes for the Jewish festival of Purim. In Paris, Chagall attended the Cirque d’Hiver. Chagall frequently did repetitions, replicas and reconstructions of his earlier paintings. The End.
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