The Gamblers is related to a commission Marc Chagall received in 1919 to design scenery for a production of Nicolati Gogol's 1843 play of the same name at the Hermitage Theater in St. Petersburg. The influence of Russian folk art and mysticism that came to define the artist's work is perceptible in the drawing, which is characterized by bold and expressive colors and anatomical and spacial distortions. The spare palette of The Gamblers, as well as its simplicity and clarity of drawing and composition, bespeak its connection to a theater set. The monumental and isolated figure in the drawing's foreground is Ikharev, the central character of Gogol's play. He throws his bilious green head back in despair, sickened by a universal corruption in which he is himself complicit. The absurdity and paradox that lay at the heart of Gogol's aesthetic held particular appeal for Chagall. A larger reading of The Gamblers suggests that it be viewed as a meditation on man's alienation and the capriciousness of fate. Chagall had returned to Russia in 1914 after several years in Paris, where he observed and absorbed the lessons of Cubism among other early-twentieth-century artistic movements. In this second Russian period (which lasted until 1923, when he returned to Paris), Chagall was closely involved with the theater, first in Vitebsk, Belorussia, as the Bolshevik-appointed Commissar of Fine Arts, and later in Moscow and St. Petersburg. @lacma
Marc Chagall “The Gamblers”
Watercolor, tempera, and graphite on paper (15 5/8 x 20 inches)
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) – Los Angeles, CA
Mr. and Mrs. William Preston Harrison Collection
"@Umberto_bombana knew he wanted to pay tribute to #MarcChagall ’s colorful palette and love of nature. Using the artist’s palette as the starting point, Bombana composed a dish with a vibrant display of king crab and #CalvisiusCaviar tradition elite as the 'vase,' bursting with a bouquet-like couscous, citrus and fennel dressing." - @forbes (Photo: @ajlphotography)
Так гуляешь по Сорренто и случайно попадаешь на выставку Марка Шагала🤷🏻♀️ 120 картин, причем 20 полотен являются абсолютными шедеврами. Там же, в Вилле Флорентино, проходила небольшая выставка самых красивых фотографий Софи Лорен, собранных на протяжении многих лет фотографом Раффаэле Челентано. #Italy#marcchagall#sophialoren#sorrento
Berlinograd proudly presents a new guest column by #AniMenua and #EkaterinaKoroleva . They will introduce you to great perspnalities who were part of #berlinograd in the 1920s.
First up: #MarcChagall .
To read the interview go link in bio!
👩🏻💻 text by Ani Menua
👩🏼🎨 illustration by @kikivancheese
Who needs a room with a view when you have a window like this? Marc Chagall's America Windows. Sneaked in a quick visit to Art Institute of Chicago on a recent Chicago trip.
🇮🇹 Marc Chagall è in scena a Milano, dal 14 ottobre, al Museo della Permanente. Il percorso della mostra spettacolo “Sogno di una notte d’estate” si configura come un viaggio tra i luoghi, le visioni e le fasi artistiche più significative della vita del pittore bielorusso naturalizzato francese, mentre scenografie e rappresentazioni 3D regalano alle opere di Chagall una nuova dimensione spaziale.
Siamo impazienti e curiosi di assistere a questo evento che promette di essere unico nel suo genere, dove la pittura di un protagonista di spicco del Novecento incontra teatro, musica e tecnologia in un’esperienza dell’arte a 360 gradi. Per vivere appieno il meraviglioso mondo onirico di Chagall.
#MarcChagall#Chagall#Chagallsogno#sognodiunanottedestate#MuseodellaPermanente#Milano#pittura#arte#musica#film#teatro @lapermanente 🇬🇧 Marc Chagall is on show in Milan from October 14th at the Museo della Permanente. The exhibition by the title “A Summer Night's Dream” is a journey through the more significant places, visions and artistic phases of the Belorussian – naturalized French – artist, with the scenography and 3D representations giving Chagall's works a new spatial dimension.
We impatiently await this event with great curiosity. It promises to be one of a kind, where the art work of one of the 20th century's most eminent artists meets theatre, music and technology in an all-round artistic experience, to fully appreciate Chagall’s wonderful dreamworld.