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Marc Chagall

Portrait of Marc Chagall

A painter of inner and outer worlds

“When Matisse dies, Chagall will be the only painter left who understands what color is... His canvases are really painted, not just tossed together. Some of the last things he’s done in Vence convince me that there’s never been anybody since Renoir who has the feeling for light that Chagall has.” - Pablo Picasso

“As a pioneer of modernism and as a major Jewish artist. He experienced modernism’s “golden age” in Paris, where “he synthesized the art forms of Cubism, Symbolism, and Fauvism, and the influence of Fauvism gave rise to Surrealism". Yet throughout these phases of his style “he remained most emphatically a Jewish artist, whose work was one long dreamy reverie of life in his native village of Vitebsk.” - Michael J Lewis

Reed Enger, "Marc Chagall, A painter of inner and outer worlds," in Obelisk Art History, Published February 26, 2015; last modified May 21, 2018, http://arthistoryproject.com/artists/marc-chagall/.

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Bride with Fan, Marc Chagall

Bride with Fan

1911
I and the Village, Marc Chagall

I and the Village

1911
A Water Carrier and a Coachman, Marc Chagall

A Water Carrier and a Coachman

1912
Nude, Marc Chagall

Nude

1913
The Praying Jew (Rabbi of Vitebsk), Marc Chagall

The Praying Jew (Rabbi of Vitebsk)

1914
Birthday, Marc Chagall

Birthday

1915
The Poet Reclining, Marc Chagall

The Poet Reclining

1915
Lovers in Pink, Marc Chagall

Lovers in Pink

1916
Purim, Marc Chagall

Purim

1916-1917

The town was on fire, the quarter where the poor Jews lived. They carried the bed and the mattress, the mother and the babe at her feet, to a safe place at the other end of town. But, first of all, I was born dead.

My Life - Marc Chagall Autobiography: Chapter 1

1922
Between Darkness and Light, Marc Chagall

Between Darkness and Light

1838-1943
The War, Marc Chagall

The War

1943
The Soul of the City, Marc Chagall

The Soul of the City

1945
Chloe's Judgement, Marc Chagall

Chloe's Judgement

1961
The Meal at Drya's House, Marc Chagall

The Meal at Drya's House

1961
Wedding Feast in the Nymphs Grotto, Marc Chagall

Wedding Feast in the Nymphs Grotto

1961

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