Sunday, February 3, 2013

Marc Chagall (5)

Marc Zaharovich Chagall (1887 – 1985)


A Wheatfield on a Summer’s Day, 1942


Le Pont de Passy et la Tour Eiffel

The old jew (1912), expressionism



Snow-covered Church, 1927



Fleurs près de la fenêtre

Marc Zaharovich Chagall (6 July [O.S. 24 June] 1887 – 28 March 1985) was a Russian 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.