By Marc Chagall SKU:180282

Marc Chagall's "Nozdriov" is a remarkable painting, created in 1928. This masterpiece portrays a character from Nikolai Gogol's satirical novel "Dead Souls." Chagall's unique style and use of vivid colors bring Nozdriov to life, capturing his eccentric and comical traits. The painting stands as a testament to Chagall's ability to translate literature into visual art with a touch of whimsy and satire. Its significance lies in its fusion of two artistic mediums and the artist's creative interpretation of a literary character, making it a special and captivating work of art.

52 cm

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Title: “”Marc Chagall’s Nozdriov: A Satirical Brilliance””

Year Painted: 1928

Marc Chagall’s “”Nozdriov,”” painted in 1928, is a captivating masterpiece that brings to life the satirical character from Nikolai Gogol’s renowned novel “”Dead Souls.”” Chagall’s artistic genius shines through as he translates literature into visual art, infusing Nozdriov with his signature whimsical style and vibrant colors.

The painting depicts Nozdriov, a comical and eccentric character from Gogol’s novel, who represents the flaws and absurdities of the Russian society during that time. Chagall’s portrayal captures the essence of Nozdriov’s larger-than-life personality, emphasizing his exaggerated facial expressions and flamboyant attire. Through these artistic choices, Chagall elevates the character from the pages of the novel to a living, breathing figure on canvas.

The significance of “”Nozdriov”” lies in Chagall’s ability to seamlessly merge two distinct artistic forms: literature and visual art. He bridges the gap between the written word and the painter’s brush, breathing new life into Gogol’s narrative through his creative interpretation. The painting serves as a visual homage to Gogol’s literary genius while showcasing Chagall’s unparalleled talent as an artist.

Moreover, “”Nozdriov”” exemplifies Chagall’s deep connection to his cultural heritage and his keen eye for satire. By reimagining a character from classic Russian literature, the painting becomes a commentary on the social and political milieu of Chagall’s time. Through humor and irony, Chagall exposes the follies and idiosyncrasies of the human condition, inviting viewers to reflect on the universal aspects of human nature.

The use of vibrant colors in “”Nozdriov”” adds an additional layer of charm and appeal. Chagall’s palette bursts with lively hues, further emphasizing the jovial and lively nature of the character. The vibrant colors serve as a visual metaphor for the exuberance and vivacity that Gogol’s literary creation embodies.

“”Nozdriov”” continues to be an endearing and treasured painting for art enthusiasts and scholars alike. Its artistic brilliance and rich narrative draw viewers into the captivating world of Gogol’s satirical imagination, masterfully brought to life by Chagall’s brushstrokes. As a testament to the enduring power of storytelling and the fusion of literature and visual art, “”Nozdriov”” stands as a very special and timeless work of art that transcends both time and medium.

In conclusion, Marc Chagall’s “”Nozdriov,”” painted in 1928, is a masterpiece that brilliantly captures the essence of a satirical character from Gogol’s novel. It exemplifies Chagall’s artistic prowess in blending literature and visual art while offering a humorous commentary on the human condition. With its vibrant colors and enduring narrative, “”Nozdriov”” remains an exceptional and cherished painting in the annals of art history.

Original size:
215 x 280 cm (width x height)
Minimal order width:
40 cm
Maximum order width:
122 cm

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