Question by  Greg50 (59)

What can you tell me about Marc Chagall's paintings?

Who was he influenced by?


Answer by  retiredandhappy (64)

Chagall's faith was a key influence in his work. As well as his paintings he completed a famed stained glass window, The Twelve Tribes of Israel. His Russian homeland featured in the background of many of his works. Other influencers were the works of Dali, Matisse and Picasso.


Answer by  johnleehudson (26)

Whereas many Jewish artists would tend to shy away from inspiring themselves from their heritage Marc Chagall channeled his history by honoring his "roots." Early influences include paintings done by artists such as Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin, Rembrandt, Vincent van Gogh, Camille Pissarro, Henri Matisse, Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin, and Jean Désiré Gustave Courbet among others.


Answer by  n0wheregirl (59)

Marc Chagall was influenced by contemporary artists in the Cubism, Expressionism and Fauvism movements. Artists such as Daumier, Jean-Francois Millay, Soutine and Modigliani, as well as other contemporary Parisian artists were highly influential in his work. Russian and Jewish works also flavor his pieces, due to his parentage and upbringing.


Answer by  masquarade (10)

According to his biography, Marc Chagall was fascinated with the following artists: Rembrandt, Paul Gaugain, Isaac Levitan who was a Russian-Jewish landscape painter, and Andrei Rublev who was a Russian medieval icon painter.

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