Thursday, July 6, 2017

Happy 130th birthday to Marc Chagall!

The Birthday. 1913

Trois heures et demie (Le poète), Half-Past Three (The Poet) 1911

Paris par la fenêtre (Paris Through the Window),. 1913

Gates of the Cemetary
Happy 130th birthday to Marc Chagall! Born July 7th in 1887.

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 preeminent Jewish artist". 

All images from Wikipedia

1 comment:

Carla Ives said...

I'm not a fan of modern art, but I like many of Chagall's pieces. Maybe because he was in the "first generation of modernists,"it wasn't too far removed from works of the past. I love his use of color and the Hebraic influences in the work.