Chagall--A Poet with the Wings of a Painter

Factors that made Chagall a Standout of Important Artists

Great one-off—his work still defies all attempts at classification

Chagall evolved as one of the defining 20 th century masters of colors.

He founded no formal school of his own. Chagall becomes a master on his own – No movements, just his individual genius as a standout in 20 th century art. You cannot explain me with ‘isms’. They are very bad for an artist. What one must believe in is colour. “ “ . . . now that Matisse is dead, Chagall is the true colorist—the only artist who really understands what color is. There has never been anybody since Renoir who has the feeling for color and light that Chagall has “ “ galerie He never adhered to tradition of academic theory as he was mistrusting of painting Picasso commented: galerie Didn’t fall under the sway of any modern movements (Cubism, Surrealism, abstraction, etc.)

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