Friday, 9 May 2008
Marc Chagall- Adam & Eve, I & the Village, The White Crucifixion
I'll admit to mixed feelings about the work of Marc Chagall, particularly the first half of his career includes much greatness; an artist who arrives naturally at innovation comparative to the intellectual striving of a Picasso or Matisse, but on the other hand the simple, naive style can start to claw somewhat also. His art didn't really seem to go anywhere as he aged. Perhaps such a form of stagnation exactly the danger to such a natural artist. Below one of the more moving images of the time, The White Crucifixion, from 1938.