Gilden’s Arts Gallery presents a new exhibition of works by Marc Chagall to add a twist of vivacious colours to your summer. The exhibition covers the artist’s oeuvre from his early etchings until the most mature post war lithographs.
Marc Chagall's poetic, figurative style made him one of most popular modern artists, while his long life and varied output made him one of the most internationally recognised. Chagall's distinction lies in his steady faith in the power of figurative art, which he maintained despite absorbing ideas from Fauvism and Cubism.
Born in the Russian town of Vitebsk to a very traditional Jewish family, Chagall’s poetic works recall a sort of childish fantasy and the magical background of Russian story tales. Renowned for their magnificent coloration and fantastic imagery, the many series of Marc Chagall range across themes and sentiment. From his narrative renderings of Daphnis and Chloe and The Arabian Nights, to his visions of the Old Testament, a delightful interpretation full of symbols and colours. The world he depicts is full of happiness and optimism, a world in colours as if seen throughout the outstanding stained glass windows he executed in Jerusalem.
Considered to be one of the most influential and colourful artists of the twentieth century, Marc Chagall’s work has become instantly recognisable and praised worldwide, thus cementing him as modern master of art. He managed to combine his Russian roots and the Parisian avant-garde, with its Fauvist, Cubist, Expressionist styles, to create a visual language of his own.We look forward to greeting you in our Hampstead gallery to enjoy “Marc Chagall: Visions and Colours”.