Russian Village Under The Moon (1911) by Marc Chagall

Artwork Information

TitleRussian Village Under The Moon
ArtistMarc Chagall
MediumOil On Canvas
Dimensions126 x 104 cm
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About Russian Village Under The Moon

Russian Village Under The Moon is a painting created by Marc Chagall in 1911. Chagall was a prominent member of the international artist community known as La Ruche, located in Paris. This painting features implied lines and shapes that bring together scenes from Russian Jewish village life.

The artist’s use of imagery is based on emotional and poetic associations rather than on rules of pictorial logic, which allowed him to create unique visual narratives infused with his memories of childhood in Vitebsk, Russia. In addition to Russian Village Under The Moon, I and the Village is another famous painting by Chagall that captures his life experiences growing up in Russia.

Chagall’s works are characterized by vibrant colors and fantastical imagery that often feature recurring symbols like animals, lovers, and religious figures. His art has been described as transcending any one artistic movement or style due to its blend of Cubist, Expressionist, and Surrealist influences.

Overall, Russian Village Under The Moon reflects Chagall’s personal history as well as his artistic vision that challenged traditional ideals of representational art. Through this piece and others like it, he invites viewers into a dreamlike world where everyday objects take on new meanings and emotions are expressed through color and form.

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