Paris through the Window

By Marc Chagall SKU:180161

Marc Chagall's "Paris through the Window," painted in 1913, is an extraordinary artwork that showcases his innovative blend of Cubism and Fauvism. This painting is special due to its enchanting portrayal of the artist's emotional connection with Paris, the city that inspired him creatively. The vibrant colors and fragmented forms symbolize the complexity and excitement of urban life, while the inclusion of a green-faced man reflects Chagall's personal feelings of displacement and longing. The painting's distinct style and emotional depth make it a timeless masterpiece, capturing the essence of both Chagall's artistic prowess and his affection for the City of Light.

42 cm

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Title: Marc Chagall’s Enchanting “”Paris through the Window”” (1913): A Masterpiece of Cubism and Fauvism

Year Painted: 1913

Marc Chagall’s “”Paris through the Window,”” created in 1913, is a mesmerizing artwork that beautifully encapsulates the artist’s emotional connection with the vibrant city of Paris. This painting holds a special place in art history due to its innovative fusion of Cubism and Fauvism, two influential art movements of the early 20th century.

Chagall’s depiction of Paris in this painting goes beyond the physical representation of the city’s landmarks and streets. It is a window into the artist’s soul, reflecting his inner world and his profound admiration for the City of Light. The vibrant colors and fragmented forms used in the artwork symbolize the bustling energy and complexity of urban life.

One of the most distinctive features of “”Paris through the Window”” is the inclusion of a green-faced man in the composition. This enigmatic figure is often interpreted as a representation of Chagall himself, expressing his personal feelings of displacement and longing as an artist living in a foreign city.

The painting also portrays Chagall’s unique approach to storytelling through visual elements. In the lower part of the canvas, he includes various vignettes, including a couple in love, a man with a rooster, and a violinist. These vignettes add a sense of whimsy and fantasy, characteristic of Chagall’s dreamlike style.

“”Paris through the Window”” marks a significant turning point in Chagall’s artistic journey. It was during his time in Paris that he was exposed to the works of influential artists like Picasso and Matisse, which greatly influenced his artistic expression. This painting showcases Chagall’s ability to absorb and adapt different artistic styles while maintaining his distinctive voice.

The emotional depth and symbolism in “”Paris through the Window”” make it a timeless masterpiece that continues to captivate art enthusiasts and scholars alike. The painting’s evocative portrayal of the artist’s inner emotions and his profound connection with Paris exemplifies the power of art to transcend time and cultural boundaries.

In conclusion, Marc Chagall’s “”Paris through the Window,”” painted in 1913, is a captivating masterpiece that beautifully blends Cubism and Fauvism. Its significance lies in its ability to convey the artist’s deep emotional attachment to Paris and his skillful storytelling through color and form. This enchanting artwork remains a testament to Chagall’s enduring influence on the art world and his unique artistic vision, making it a truly special painting cherished by art enthusiasts around the globe.

Original size:
135.8 x 141.4 cm (width x height)
Minimal order width:
40 cm
Maximum order width:
122 cm

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