Marc Chagall Paintings
Marc Chagall paintings have recently enjoyed a strong surge in popularity, which comes as no surprise to a die-hard fan like me. His abstract post-impressionist style with biblical undertones embodies a deep passion for life, while still maintaining a zest for the whimsical, and at times, childish. These characteristics give Marc Chagall paintings a unique richness that few other artists of his time were capable of. Marc Chagall wastes no space as every square inch of his canvas is filled with vibrant and powerful colors. A Marc Chagall painting is truly a feast for the eyes.
On the wall of any gallery, you may see a Marc Chagall painting representing a strong, deeply colored iconic image, while right next to it will be one of his brightly colored, fancy-free scenes of a family dinner. This is part of the reason why Marc Chagall paintings are so popular; he manages to remain faithful to his style, while still providing us with a wide variety of options.
If there was ever a subjective matter, artwork is it. I have created this site to present my personal list of Marc Chagall paintings. Certainly everyone will have different opinions about which of Chagall’s works are the best, but these are the images that I feel best represent his energy, focus, and all around joie de vivre.
Be sure to check out the Marc Chagall biography page, or the My Life autobiography. Knowing a little history about the artist helps to better understand the feelings, emotion, and history which are represented in the paintings. If interested in seeing his art, check out Marc Chagall Museums.
Marc Chagall Windows - Read about the series of 12 windows Marc Chagall created for the synagogue at the Hadassah-Hebrew Medical Centre in Jerusalem in 1960.
See below for information on each painting.
Chagall Lithographs: The Moses of Eternal Style - Discusses some of Marc Chagall's most popular lithographs.
Chagall Paintings: Modern Art at its Best - Provides a look into March Chagall paintings including his artistic roots, eclectic style, and later years.
The Modernization of the Museum of Marc Chagall
Originally constructed as a home for the Chagall family by Marc Chagall’s father in the early 1900’s, this museum in Vitebsk (now in Belarus) is where Chagall conceived many of the themes and ideas that brought him future success.
Over Vitebsk: A Marc Chagall Stolen - It was during a lively cocktail reception at the Jewish Museum in New York City ,on June 7th 2001, when the $1 million dollar “Study for Over Vitebsk” painting by Marc Chagall was plucked off the wall and smuggled out.
The Presence of Religion in Marc Chagall Paintings - This article discusses the presence and/or links of Religion in Marc Chagall paintings.
Chagall Art During the Wars - Read about how Chagall art was portrayed during the first and second World Wars.