Detail View: ADJUNCT MODULE C: WORLD ART: La Vie

Collection: 
ADJUNCT MODULE C: WORLD ART
Preferred Title: 
La Vie
Alternate Title: 
Life
Image View: 
Detail, marriage to Bella and life in Russia
Creator: 
Marc Chagall (Belorussian painter, 1887-1985)
Location: 
repository: Fondation Maeght (Saint-Paul, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France)
Location Note: 
Saint-Paul-de-Vence; 623, chemin des Gardettes
GPS: 
+43.70059+7.115085
Date: 
1964 (creation)
Cultural Context: 
French
Style Period: 
Twentieth century
Work Type 1: 
painting (visual work)
Classification: 
Paintings
Material: 
oil paint on canvas
Technique: 
oil painting (technique)
Measurements: 
296 cm (height) x 406 cm (width)
Subjects: 
abstraction; cityscape; contemporary (1960 to present); music; Musical instruments; Paris; autobiographical; acrobats; folkloric; dreamlike
Description: 
Vast swirling composition that combines the lived events and dreams that have always inhabited the painter: the rabbi grandfather, the marriage with Bella, the birth of Ida, the two exoduses, that of Russia by horse and wagon, the one to America by boat, musicians, acrobats and dancers, Paris all in blue and, at the end of the trajectory, the painter with the palette that seems to contemplate this vast epic. Above him, wrapping his arms, Vava his companion, the beneficial ally, who seems to be born from his painting to appease the anxiety and torment of the creator. (Source: Fondation Maeght [website]; https://www.fondation-maeght.com/en/)
Collection: 
Archivision Adjunct Module C: World Art
Identifier: 
7A1-CHAGALL-LV-A17
Rights: 
© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.