Bella with White Collar
As a quick note, I'm leaving the city for a couple of days and, while I can usually post from away, this time I'll be in a desolate forested area, which will almost certainly have no reception. So, until the end of the weekend keep your expectations low for new posts.
Now, to Chagall. The influence and stature of Chagall in the artistic community is tremendous, and even those in the artistic community who take no pleasure in his work recognize him as a great painter. While there is a lot to laud in terms of Chagall's content,–the noted symbolism of which, he claimed to be unintentional and merely a viewer's subjective experience–it his use of color that he is best known for: a development from the Fauvist movement. It's perhaps a viable argument that, aside from Kandinsky, Chagall had the best sense of color in the 20th century. I'll round out this text with one of my favorite quotes by Chagall; "My name is Marc, my emotional life is sensitive and my purse is empty, but they say I have talent."
The Praying Jew
Red Nude Sitting Up
Paris Through the Window
The Sun of Paris
The Old Jew
Self-Portrait with White Collar