Chagall said “If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing. Only love interests me, and I am only in contact with things that revolve around love”.
Marc Chagall (1887-1985) was a Russian-French artist painter of Belarusian Jewish origin, maker of Jerusalem Windows Stained glass. He loved mythological floating figures in full color evocative works, mystical qualities and was an early modernist. Marc Chagall is one of the most successful artists of the 20th century; He worked as director of the art Academy & art Director of the Moscow Jewish State Theater. Later on he moved to France in 1923 then lived in USA in 1941 to 1948.
Chagall loved life. He loved the circus, he loved the Bible and found the same human paradox in both joy mixed with tragedy, beauty with sadness. The poetic and biblical inspirations of Chagall’s art have always appealed to a broad public. Chagall created works in virtually every artistic medium, including painting, fine art prints, books illustrations, stained glass, ceramic and tapestries. His work held by private collectors and Museums all over the world.
Art collections were as follow:
In 1960 Marc Chagall was commissioned to paint The Ceiling of Paris Opera . The Paris Opera House serves as yet another example of Marc Chagall’s brilliance and versatility as an artist.
Another magnificent work Marc Chagall made is The Jerusalem windows. Marc Chagall’s magnificent stained-glass windows installed in the synagogue of the Hadassah-Hebrew Medical Center in Jerusalem are the most inspiring and beautiful pieces of twentieth-century art.
Chagall worked in many illustration books. One of the important was Odyssey Series. Chagall depicts Homer’s infamous “Odyssey” tales. Though Marc Chagall’ work bares the formal influence of Cubism, Fauvism, and Symbolism.
Because of its long duration in Paris, Atelier Mourlot was both a witness to and participant in history. Chagall printed there from 1950 to 1985 large collection of fine prints Lithographs and posters. Mourlot with the assistance of Sorlier who became creative collaborator and master printmaker for Chagall put together catalogue raisonne of 6 volumes for Lithographs of Chagall producing a 24 original lithographs made by the artist.
And 1947 When Marguerite and Aimé Maeght set up the Fondation, they commissioned Chagall to make a large painting for the room that would be devoted to him. Chagall came up with La Vie. Chagall appears on the covers of Derriere le miroir, underlining the Maeghts’ prominence in the art world.