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Blue House, Marc Chagall, 1917

Blue House, Marc Chagall, 1917

Blue House - Mark Zagarovich Chagall. 66 x 96.8 cm

Vitebsk was the favorite city of Chagall, a symbolic place of which the artist always remembered and protected these memories. It is no accident that when the painter had the opportunity to visit the Soviet Union at the invitation of Furtseva, Chagall intentionally refused a trip to Vitebsk - he wanted to keep the old city, the city of his youth and first love, in his soul. The canvas "Blue House", like many others, is dedicated to the famous Belarusian city.

The landscape, reproduced by Chagall, is distinguished by author's (!) Authenticity and realism, except, perhaps, the blue house itself, written out in the foreground. What was the reason for choosing this color? Some critics interpret this color as a symbol of longing - the artist missed his hometown. You can also call the blue color the color of memory. A remarkable and color interpretation of the sky - it is completely flooded with a golden haze, as a result of which the city turns into a special fantastic place.

As in many works of Chagall, the picture bears the imprint of the author’s reality. This is a special attitude, where everyday life is painted in bright colors through feelings, emotions and love. “Paris, you are my Vitebsk,” Chagall used to say, and there was no compliment above.

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