Marc Chagall

Chagall, {{c.|1920}} (by Pierre Choumoff) Marc Chagall , ; ; ; ; .}} (born Moishe Shagal; 28 March 1985) was a Russian-French artist of Belarusian Jewish origin. An early modernist, he was associated with several major artistic styles and created works in a wide range of artistic formats, including painting, drawings, book illustrations, stained glass, stage sets, ceramics, tapestries and fine art prints.

Art critic Robert Hughes referred to Chagall as "the quintessential Jewish artist of the twentieth century" (though Chagall saw his work as "not the dream of one people but of all humanity"). According to art historian Michael J. Lewis, Chagall was considered to be "the last survivor of the first generation of European modernists". For decades, he "had also been respected as the world's pre-eminent Jewish artist". Using the medium of stained glass, he produced windows for the cathedrals of Reims and Metz, windows for the UN and the Art Institute of Chicago and the Jerusalem Windows in Israel. He also did large-scale paintings, including part of the ceiling of the Paris Opéra.

Before World War I, he travelled between Saint Petersburg, Paris, and Berlin. During this period he created his own mixture and style of modern art based on his idea of Eastern Europe and Jewish folk culture. He spent the wartime years in Soviet Belarus, becoming one of the country's most distinguished artists and a member of the modernist avant-garde, founding the Vitebsk Arts College before leaving again for Paris in 1923.

He had two basic reputations, writes Lewis: 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." "When Matisse dies," Pablo Picasso remarked in the 1950s, "Chagall will be the only painter left who understands what colour really is". Provided by Wikipedia
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by Chagall, Marc
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by Chagall, Marc
Published 2016
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by Chagall, Marc
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by Chagall, Marc
Published 1989
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by Chagall, Marc
Published 1987
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by Chagall, Marc
Published 1972
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by Chagall, Marc
Published 1962
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by Chagall, Marc, Goldberg, Itzhak
Published 2019
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by Bartlema, Ruud, Bartlema, Ruud
Published 2016
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Published 1984
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Published 1995
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by Mayer, Klaus
Published 1979
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by Vogelsanger- de Roche, Irmgard
Published 1970
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Published 1987
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Published 1981
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Published 2017
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Published 1984
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