Presentation on theme: "Painter of memories and dreams"— Presentation transcript:
1Painter of memories and dreams Marc ChagallPainter of memories and dreams
2Marc Chagall was born as one of eight children Marc Chagall was born as one of eight children. His family lived in Vitebsk, Russia.
3People who lived in Vitebsk were very poor and had hard lives People who lived in Vitebsk were very poor and had hard lives. The happiest times were during celebrations like weddings and religious holidays. In many of Marc’s paintings, people who are happy are shown floating in the air, free from their problems.
7Religion was an important part of Marc Chagall’s life Religion was an important part of Marc Chagall’s life. He used his beliefs in many of his paintings.Think about what is important to you. If you could paint about anything, what would you paint?
26Influenced by Picasso and Matisse in Paris Chagall moved to Paris to study painting full time.In Paris - at that time the Mecca of art - Chagall experienced Fauvism (Matisse) and Cubism (Picasso). Chagall kept doing the art he loved.
27Chagall and his artist friends were so poor in Paris that they could not afford canvases. They often had to paint on tablecloths or bed sheets. In The Violinist, you can even see the pattern of the tablecloth Marc painted on!