Now the King loved science and geometry…

By Marc Chagall SKU:180448

Marc Chagall's ""Now the King loved science and geometry..."" is a remarkable painting created in 1914. It depicts King Solomon's profound fascination with the sciences and mathematics, blending vibrant colors and dreamlike imagery typical of Chagall's unique style. The artwork stands out due to its symbolic storytelling and the artist's ability to infuse traditional biblical subjects with a modern and imaginative approach. Chagall's fusion of surreal elements with historical narratives makes this piece an extraordinary representation of his artistic vision and innovation.

54 cm

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Title: “”Chagall’s Enigmatic World: King Solomon’s Love for Science and Geometry””
Year Painted: 1914

Marc Chagall, the acclaimed 20th-century artist, gifted the world with his masterpiece “”Now the King loved science and geometry…”” in 1914. This captivating painting delves into the enchanting realm of King Solomon, showcasing his unbridled passion for the sciences and mathematics. Chagall’s distinctive artistic style, characterized by vibrant colors and dreamlike imagery, breathes life into this ancient biblical tale, imbuing it with modernity and imagination.

The painting’s central theme revolves around the legendary wisdom of King Solomon, the biblical monarch known for his extraordinary intellect. Chagall masterfully captures the essence of the story, intertwining elements of surrealism and symbolism to create a harmonious and visually captivating composition. The artwork portrays King Solomon engrossed in his love for science and geometry, surrounded by celestial symbols and mystical creatures, each contributing to the painting’s enigmatic allure.

The year 1914 marks a crucial period in Chagall’s career. It was during this time that he began to experiment with his unique artistic language, combining elements of Cubism, Symbolism, and Fauvism. The result was a revolutionary approach that set him apart from his contemporaries and established him as a trailblazer in the art world.

Chagall’s fascination with folktales, Jewish traditions, and his personal experiences permeated his art, adding depth and meaning to his creations. “”Now the King loved science and geometry…”” exemplifies his ability to infuse historical narratives with deeply personal and emotional undertones, making it a deeply resonant piece.

The painting’s exceptional qualities lie in its ability to evoke a sense of wonder and curiosity among viewers. Chagall’s use of bold colors, whimsical forms, and otherworldly elements creates a mesmerizing visual experience, drawing the audience into the mystical world of King Solomon’s wisdom.

Furthermore, the painting’s rich symbolism allows for multiple interpretations, inviting viewers to contemplate its deeper meanings. The juxtaposition of ancient wisdom and modern artistic expression reflects Chagall’s innovative vision, making the artwork not only a testament to his skill but also a reflection of the transformative times in which he lived.

In conclusion, “”Now the King loved science and geometry…”” stands as a testament to Marc Chagall’s artistic genius and his ability to transcend the boundaries of conventional art. Painted in 1914, this exceptional masterpiece brings to life the timeless tale of King Solomon’s love for science and geometry, infusing it with Chagall’s signature style and innovative storytelling. Its lasting impact on the art world and its timeless appeal make it an undisputed gem in Chagall’s illustrious body of work.

Original size:
50 x 68 cm (width x height)
Minimal order width:
40 cm
Maximum order width:
122 cm

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