The Juggler (1943) by Marc Chagall

The Juggler - Marc Chagall - 1943

Artwork Information

TitleThe Juggler
ArtistMarc Chagall
MediumOil On Canvas
Dimensions109.9 x 79.1 cm
Current LocationThe Art Institute Of Chicago

About The Juggler

The Juggler is a significant artwork created by Expressionism and Surrealism artist Marc Chagall in 1943. The oil on canvas painting measures 110.5 x 78.7 cm and depicts a fairy tale scene with a cow, milkmaid, man, and wife. Chagall’s use of abstraction in the artwork is for decoration rather than analysis, contributing to the painting’s dreamlike quality that reflects his personal mythology.

Chagall was influenced by his early life in a schetl with Hasidic Jew parents, which can be seen through the incorporation of mythological characters in the artwork. “The Juggler” exemplifies Chagall’s artistic style that often includes motifs of fables and nostalgia for traditional life.

This piece is one of 57 artworks made by Marc Chagall, who remains an incredibly influential artist in art history during the 20th century. Its display at The Museum of Modern Art in New York attests to its great value as contemporary artists appreciate this impressive piece till date. Anyone interested can purchase this original painting today.”The Juggler” is a must-see for anyone looking to admire Expressionism or Surrealism art forms and wanting to see how personal mythology can influence an artwork’s creation while contributing significantly to its overall interpretation.”

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