For Marc Chagall (1887-1985), painting was an intricate tapestry of dreams, tales and traditions. With his instantly recognizable visual vocabulary, Chagall carved out a unique place for himself in early 20th-century art and was often identified as one of the earliest expressions of our psychic experience.
Chagall's canvases are characterized by their vague brushstrokes, their deep colors, their particular penchant for blue, and a repertoire of recurring tropes including musicians, roosters, rooftops, flowers, and lovers floating in the air. Brimming with ethereal charm, his compositions were often riddled with complex references . In them he combined not only colors and shapes, but also his Jewish roots with his Parisian experience, expressions of faith with gestures of love, symbols of hope with testimonies of trauma.
This faithful introduction to the artist explores the many versions of Chagall's rich vocabulary . Through scenes of birth, love, marriage and death, using images of the Eiffel Tower or scenes from Vitebsk, his hometown, this work pays homage to a unique aesthetic, as elegant to the eye as it appeals to the imagination, of one of the most recognized masters of modernity and one of the most influential Jewish artists of all time.
Author: Rainer Metzger Binding: Hardcover Format: 21 x 26 cm Pages: 96 Spanish Language