Marc Chagall was born in RussiaEmpire in 1887, became famous as a painter of early modernism. Critics called Chagall "the last survivor of the first generation of European modernists."
Artist drew inspiration on the go. During his life, he went to France, America, Germany and Russia.
This way of life inspired by Chagall, helping him to develop a particular style of painting.
This style of Picasso thought he was the last artist who knew what color.
The best paintings of Chagall brought him worldwide fame. Now they are in the most famous world museums and private collections.
"I and the Village" 1911
Memories of childhood in this picturepresented in the form of a puzzle. Images of objects, people and animals are divided into separate fragments, mixed, superposed and assembled in a random order. This style of painting is characteristic of the works of Cubism. Bright colors create a contrast of red, green and blue. In the picture are some perspectives and focal points. The symbolism of a person is reflected in the works of a cross on his chest, alluding to the fact that this character - a Christian. Three circles - is the orbit of the Earth, Sun and Moon. On the canvas shows the relationship of human, animal and plant life. The significance of the picture for the world of culture lies in the combination of elements of Eastern European folklore, semiotic symbols (for example, the Tree of Life) and the baroque style, which in the era of Chagall was considered revolutionary. The painting is currently at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, USA.
Portrait of Love
The painting "Birthday" was written in Chagall1915. On the canvas the artist depicted himself and his beloved Bella. The work was created a few weeks before their wedding. It is a bright and wonderful creation captures and conveys the feeling of love euphoria.
Lovers float in the air in a whirlwind of grace,rushing to the window. With every square centimeter of the canvas to the viewer pours happiness flow. This is one of the favorite subjects of the artist - he and his wife Bella, hovering in the air. The work is located in New York's Museum of Modern Art.
This picture of the artist painted while in France. The oil painting, executed in the style of kvazikubizma symbolically displayed the key moments of life: birth, marriage, death. Violinist shown in the picture - this is an ordinary musician and symbolic figure, whose music accompanies the turning points of human destiny. The painting is in Stedelek Museum in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
The painting, which is now in privatecollection in Japan, is a metaphor of the world that surrounded the artist, and his beliefs. It merged the imaginary world and reality. On a dark blue background wearing a red bride symbolizes sensuality and joy. Couple floating on the surface like a dark river.
"Above the City" 1918
Another illustration of colorful love lifeMarc Chagall is embodied in his favorite story. Flying through the sky couple - the wife is a step, and the painting itself sings of love in marriage. The artist and his wife are flying over Vitebsk, the town of his childhood. The product is in the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow.
"White Crucifixion" 1938
The painting depicts the suffering of Christ and the Jewish people. Bloody conflicts are illustrated by a fire burning in the synagogues. The original painting is in the Art Institute in Chicago.