Marc Chagall had two basic reputations: as a pioneer of modernism and as a major Jewish artist. He experienced modernism's "golden age" in Paris, where he synthesized the art forms of Cubism, Symbolism and Fauvism, and the influence of Fauvism gave rise to Surrealism. Yet throughout these phases of his style he remained most emphatically a Jewish artist, whose work was one long dreamy reverie of life in his native village of Vitebsk.
Marc Chagall (French (born Russia), 1887-1985)
Autumn in the Village, 1939 - 1945
Oil on canvas, 32 x 25 3/4 in.
Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Alfred Jaretzki Jr. Endowed by Mr. & Mrs. Charles Gill,1952.438
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT
Paper size: 32 x 26 in.
Image size: 27 x 22 in.