DocuWatch on Facebook
Art America Britain History Science Societies War Shop
DocuWatch

Marc Chagall
Marc Chagall

shagull
The Colours of Love - homage to Chagall
The South Bank Show - Marc Chagall

« Manet - The Man Who Invented Modern Art

Marcel Duchamp »

Description

From Wikipedia

Marc Chagall

Marc Chagall
(6 July 1887 – 28 March 1985)
 was a Belorussian-French artist associated with several major artistic styles and one of the most successful artists of the 20th century. He was an early modernist, and created works in virtually every artistic medium, including painting, book illustrations, stained glass, stage sets, ceramic, tapestries and fine art prints.

Art critic Robert Hughes referred to Chagall as "the quintessential Jewish artist of the twentieth century." 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." Using the medium of stained glass, he produced windows for the cathedrals of Reims and Metz, windows for the UN, 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 traveled between St. Petersburg, Paris, and Berlin. During this period he created his own mixture and style of modern art based on his idea of Eastern European 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 avante-garde, initiating the Vitebsk Arts College before leaving again for Paris during 1922.

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 during the 1950s, "Chagall will be the only painter left who understands what colour really is."

Tags

Other videos in channel "Art of France":

Auguste Rodin - The Gates of Hell Auguste Rodin - The Gates of Hell Balthus the Painter Balthus the Painter Cezanne In Provence Cezanne In Provence
Edgar Degas Edgar Degas Eugene Delacroix - Liberty Leading the People Eugene Delacroix - Liberty Leading the People
Great Artists - David Great Artists - David Great Artists - Delacroix Great Artists - Delacroix Great Artists - Rodin Great Artists - Rodin
Henri Matisse Henri Matisse In Search of Moebius In Search of Moebius
Manet - The Man Who Invented Modern Art Manet - The Man Who Invented Modern Art Marc Chagall Marc Chagall Marcel Duchamp Marcel Duchamp
Monet Mania Monet Mania Paris School of the Beaux Arts Paris School of the Beaux Arts Paul Cézanne - Three Colors Paul Cézanne - Three Colors
Paul Gauguin Paul Gauguin Pierre Bonnard: In Search Of Pure Color Pierre Bonnard: In Search Of Pure Color Power Of Art - David Power Of Art - David
Private Life Of A Masterpiece - Degas' Little Dancer of Fourteen Years Private Life Of A Masterpiece - Degas' Little Dancer of Fourteen Years Private Life Of A Masterpiece - Gauguin's God's Child Private Life Of A Masterpiece - Gauguin's God's Child Private Life Of A Masterpiece - Renoir's Dance At The Moulin De La Galette Private Life Of A Masterpiece - Renoir's Dance At The Moulin De La Galette
Private Life Of A Masterpiece - Rodin's The Kiss Private Life Of A Masterpiece - Rodin's The Kiss Private Life Of A Masterpiece - Seurat's Sunday Afternoon On The Island Of Grand Jatte Private Life Of A Masterpiece - Seurat's Sunday Afternoon On The Island Of Grand Jatte Seurat; The Realm of Light Seurat; The Realm of Light
Toulouse Lautrec The Full Story Toulouse Lautrec The Full Story    
Video channels
Video channels
Videos in this channel
AdSense
Featured
Featured
Featured