Marc Chagall

Posted: July 8, 2007 in creativity

I found myself quite occupied today with watching Australia’s leg of Live Earth, which by and large was a great event – but also quite time consuming ;). So I missed out on mentioning that yesterday, 120 years ago was Marc Chagall’s birthday – one of the great painters of the 20th century, as well as printmaker and designer. Chagall was born in what is Belorussia now. He composed his images based on emotional and poetic associations, rather than on rules of pictorial logic. Predating Surrealism, his early works, such as I and the Village (1911), were among the first expressions of psychic reality in modern art. His works in various media include sets for plays and ballets, etchings illustrating the Bible, and stained-glass windows. There is plenty of information on the net on Chagall, so I don’t want to get into to doing a highly condensed copy and paste job; I rather do that pictorially with a few paintings I really like – primarily for the associative character.




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