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Large-scale studies of Marc Chagall’s art ended in Amsterdam

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Large-scale studies of Marc Chagall’s art ended in Amsterdam


17.09.2019

A Wheatfield on a Summer's Afternoon, 1942 by Marc Chagall

Research on the work of Marc Chagall, which was carried out by specialists of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, has come to an end, Kultura TV channel reports. For five years the experts studied nine works of the artist, on which he worked for thirty-five years.

According to experts, they were able to make an amazing discovery. All these decades, Chagall remained consistent in the materials he worked with. He used only eight pigments.

Some subjects of the artist’s works are dictated by what he painted on. For one of his most famous paintings, The Green Violinist, Chagall used a checkered tablecloth and repeated its pattern in the image. According to the legend, this tablecloth was a farewell gift of his bride Bella.

After moving to Paris, Chagall found himself in dire need. The artist didn’t have enough money even for daily needs, even less for canvases. The artist painted literally on everything that he managed to find.

The restorers also studied the technique of Marc Chagall, who painted even huge canvases with tiny strokes, not more than one centimeter. Among the most significant discoveries is a drawing that hid under the colorful surface of Interior of a Synagogue in Safed.

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