Happy Birthday Dear Marc Chagall!

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marc_chagall

It’s Marc Chagall’s birthday today!.  He was born in Belarus (then Russia) in 1887 – 1986.  Chagall was a Modernist and a world respected Jewish artist.  He also designed stained glass for Reims cathedral,  and memorial ceilings, he was also a print maker and worked in many different mediums.

stained glass, another medium Chagall worked with

stained glass, another medium Chagall worked with

Chagall  had his own unique style of Modernism, he drew on his own Eastern European roots and it’s own folk art.  He has also been linked to Surrealism and Expressionism, especially regarding his use of colour.

  He mixed Symbolism,Fauvism and Cubism.  Picasso was a great admirer.

I am The Village

Chagall was not a practising jew in his adult life, but you can see how he draws on his roots through his art.  His work is very beautiful and uplifting.  There is a sense of optimism and belief in something higher that breathes through his paintings.

Marc Chagall Magic Flute

Marc Chagall Magic Flute

A short  biography of the artist HERE

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marc-chagall-ceiling

A more detailed one  HERE

This artist is so famous he even has his own Gooogle Motif commemorating his birthday!

chagall google logo  You know you've made it when you get one of these!

chagall google logo You know you've made it when you get one of these!

 

Here is a list of links to post I have made so far concerning artist’s birthday.  I have tried to make it a rule that I actually LIKE the artists’ work!   Some artists I do like, I have not included so far, as their birthdays have clashed with something else I was writing about. Some birthdays I have only found out about when it was too late to include them , I mean to rectify this at a later date.

Rubens

Gauguin

Dali

Leonardo da Vinci

Hart Benton

Turner

Van Gogh

Morris

Pollock

Kahlo

Modigliani

Degas

Hopper

Duchamp

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2 Responses to “Happy Birthday Dear Marc Chagall!”

  1. Marc Chagall is pretty amazing 🙂 !!
    wish i couldeve met him.
    😀 love one of his fans.

  2. His paintings spread happiness to all that see them Sara:) thanks for visiting!

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