Marc Chagall

A Well Rounded Painter

Chagall was born in Belarus and later moved to France.He attempted many different styles including Suprematism, Cubism, and Fauvisme, but these were mere attempts and he ended up staying with Surrealism and Expressionism. He used darker colors and liked to tell stories in his paintings.He often included god references due to his background of being Jewish. He would also take from Christianity to help tell his stories. He can be hard to identify due to his changing styles, but he can be seen by his use of the darker blues. It also looks like there is a vale or screen over many of his paintings with them looking wavy or like someone has dumped water on them and the paint is moving.
This was a surrealist painting created by Chagall. It is missing his distinct blue color and is more geometric than usual.It has his theme of religion with the fact it's a painting of a Rabbi.
This was a fauvist painting that emphasized color and used his distinct blue. The world seems warped and the sky has a wavy feel, with a cow in the sky likely relating to the loss of an animal.
This was Chagall in his classic expressionist style. He shows two lovers gathered by flowers with an ironic dark tone for what should be a happy moment. This is a common theme among all of his paintings.
This is a good painting to show off one of Chagall's major themes, god. His paintings were described as supernatural and usually had some reference to either his Jewish background or Christianity. This painting shows a godly character raining down over a church.
This painting is another easy to pick out Chagall. It has his usual dark tone, his blues, and his wavy feel. It once again shows his usual couple only now they're in the sky, in a dream. And once again we have dreams, something usually considered good, portrayed as being sad.
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