Marc Chagall: Life and Works by Horst Keller

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Marc Chagall: lifestyles and Works

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Pi. 20). Here, abroad, in an alien land, in Paris, Chagall really got down to work in order to construct his inborn world. Hardly anybody in this circle except perhaps for Chaim Soutine can be compared to him in this respect. Early and surely he avoids theories and tricks of persuasion, not in order to be unrecognizable, but in order to remain undeterred. He relies on the infallibility of his inner painting program. Paris does not yet give him any themes. Already, his reluctance to theorize emerges.

It 8), is My becomes so firmly remains with him, unaltered, on an entirely is different Chagall reports about this Life, illustrated in a painting entitled The Blue probably one of the most precise topographic descriptions he ever made on the topic of Vitebsk — of course, in a bold and successful expressive exaggeration. The balanced nature of his compositions now applies in a spacious motif, in contrast to the close-range motif of The Cemetery Gate (Col. pi. " Chagall had this to say on his Vitebsk situation in I only knew St.

Something magic takes hold of the painter who, in his no longer means literally, that home only in his thoughts. He showed some of like studio, creates a "Vitebsk" that he in other words is these paintings at exhibits, gaining initial recognition, so that he already holds a firm position in the circle of like-minded individuals. him. Art was mightily set in motion in Almost all new theories were born or Paris sparked freedom in this city at that time. examined here. 34 Among the instigators, of course, are contemporary 9 Man at a Table with a Cat, 191 whose fame has long since paled, no matter how bright that fame was once upon a time, but that which was gained at that time continues to live with vital force in the works of just a few.

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