Art History – February 2020

“All colours are the friends of their neighbours and the lovers of their opposites” – Marc Chagall (1887 – 1985).

Chagall will be the artist for our meeting on 2nd March when we will watch a DVD about his work.  Chagall was born the eldest of nine siblings in a Jewish family in Vitebsk, Russia. He spent several years in France and the United States, but his heart always belonged to home and elements of his culture found their way into his art.  Chagall’s works have a certain ‘dream-like’ quality to them. Characters are often seen floating around, and some elements appear out of proportion. He is also known for his beautiful use of colours and he used a variety of media in his art, such as painting, stained glass, murals, ceramics and even book illustrations and sets for plays and ballets.  A discussion and contributions from the group will follow the film.

Angela Deane