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1 Marc Chagall Painter of memories and dreams

2 Marc Chagall was born as one of eight children. His family lived in Vitebsk, Russia.

3 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 Marcs paintings, people who are happy are shown floating in the air, free from their problems. 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 Marcs paintings, people who are happy are shown floating in the air, free from their problems.

4 I and the Village

5 The Fiddler

6 Flying over the Eiffel Tower

7 Religion was an important part of Marc Chagalls life. He used his beliefs in many of his paintings. Religion was an important part of Marc Chagalls 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? Think about what is important to you. If you could paint about anything, what would you paint?

8 Loneliness

9 Exodus

10 Early Surrealism Chagall is sometimes referred to as an early Surrealist because of his dreamlike style and the element of fantasy in his work. Chagall is sometimes referred to as an early Surrealist because of his dreamlike style and the element of fantasy in his work.

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12 Chagall used his talent to create beautiful stained glass windows.

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17 Murals at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City by Chagall

18 He used memories of his childhood and images from his dreams to come up with a magical, beautiful and often mysterious kind of art He used memories of his childhood and images from his dreams to come up with a magical, beautiful and often mysterious kind of art

19 The Anniversary

20 This painting, called The Walk, shows a happy couple, free of worry. It was made into a stamp.

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22 Chagall was also known for his printmaking

23 The Dance and the Circus Marc often made paintings of animals doing things that people do. This seemed normal to Marc because he grew up listening to Russian folk stories and fairy tales. Marc often made paintings of animals doing things that people do. This seemed normal to Marc because he grew up listening to Russian folk stories and fairy tales.

24 Marc Chagall had seven sisters and one brother. His father was a fish seller and his mother owned a small grocery store. Marc Chagall had seven sisters and one brother. His father was a fish seller and his mother owned a small grocery store.

25 One of Chagalls sisters

26 Influenced by Picasso and Matisse in Paris Chagall moved to Paris to study painting full time. 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. In Paris - at that time the Mecca of art - Chagall experienced Fauvism (Matisse) and Cubism (Picasso). Chagall kept doing the art he loved.

27 Chagall 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! Chagall 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!

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32 Couple in the Window

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35 Self Portrait with Seven Fingers

36 The Blue House

37 Marc Chagall lived to be 97 years old. He had an amazing imagination, mixing scenes from his dreams with those from the real world. Marc Chagall lived to be 97 years old. He had an amazing imagination, mixing scenes from his dreams with those from the real world.

38 Kindergarten Lets create a Chagall Village! Lets create a Chagall Village! Chagall loved painting about where he lived. Lets create a collage about where you live! Chagall loved painting about where he lived. Lets create a collage about where you live!

39 1 st Grade Lets make a Chagall House! It will be magical!

40 2 nd Grade Lets make a Chagall painting using beautiful color!

41 3 rd Grade Lets make a Chagall house in clay!

42 4 th grade A Chagall mosaic master piece!

43 5 th Grade A Chagall Self Portrait


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