26 April 2007

Just Sharing

Back to blogging after the weekend.

Marc Chagall is one of my favorite painters for his sensitivity, humor, and the sheer creative joy of his work. If for any reason these don't appeal to you (HUH?), you can still find something to your taste on one of my favorite commercial sites on the web. Fulcrum Gallery. You can find anything to fit your pocket book from posters to limited editions, just plug in your favorite artist and go. Even if you don't purchase, it's just a good place to stop and dream about the ones you would like to have on your walls someday.

Marc Chagall - "My name is Marc, my emotional life is sensitive and my purse is empty, but they say I have talent."

Marc Chagall was a Russian-born French painter and designer, distinguished for his surrealistic inventiveness. He is recognized as one of the most significant painters and graphic artists of the 20th century. His painting style drew on both Cubism and Orphism. He used these styles to create his spatial dislocations and prismatic color effects. Chagall grew up in a deeply religious household, which inspired the subject matter for the majority of his paintings depicting Jewish life, folklore, and Bible stories.










8 comments:

lisa said...

I love his wedding piece. He does great things with just a little color. and thanks for the link!

Women on the Verge said...

Jamie--

I see a long and beautiful friendship developing between us... Chagall AND Shakespeare??? Seriously, Chagall is my all-time favorite!! Thank you so much for posting those gorgeous prints. You made my morning :-)

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Comedy + said...

Jamie - Well, I guess I'm not very artsy. Can't stand literature and never heard of this artist. Perhaps I'm just not with it? Beautiful work though. Thanks for the history lesson AGAIN :)

eProf2 said...

Jamie, you must be familiar with Chagall's UN stained glass work. Fantastic colors. I have a Chagall necktie that I bought in the Museum Store in downtown Sacramento a number of years ago. If you like Chagall you must like Kandinsky as well.

http://www.un.org/cyberschoolbus/untour/subcha.htm

Thanks for the wonderful hiatus from politics.

Jamie said...

EProf2

Yes I'm planning a post called "Eye Kandy" for some time in the future.

Linda said...

I find the last picture to be the most intriguing out of all of them but I'm not sure why! I had never heard of this artist before, thank you for opening my eyes to his work!

Rhian / Crowwoman said...

i always loved chagall. each time i come to one of his paintings i see and feel new things.

Crazy Working Mom said...

Wow, how incredibly marvelous! :)
I ♥ it!!!