Rooster Man Above Vitebsk

By Marc Chagall SKU:180321

Marc Chagall's "Rooster Man Above Vitebsk," painted in 1926, is a captivating and very special artwork. The painting depicts a man with a rooster, soaring above the town of Vitebsk, symbolizing freedom and dreams. Chagall's distinctive style, with its surreal imagery and vibrant colors, creates a whimsical and enchanting atmosphere. "Rooster Man Above Vitebsk" is special as it reflects the artist's deep connection to his hometown and his longing for artistic freedom. The painting's imaginative portrayal and emotional resonance make it a cherished and extraordinary piece in Chagall's celebrated body of work.

33 cm

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Title: Marc Chagall’s Vitebsk Reverie: Rooster Man Above Vitebsk
Year Painted: 1917-1918

Painted between 1917 and 1918, “”Rooster Man Above Vitebsk”” is a mesmerizing masterpiece by the visionary artist Marc Chagall, celebrated for its dreamlike quality and poignant connection to the artist’s hometown.

“”Rooster Man Above Vitebsk”” portrays a whimsical and surreal scene, where a man with a rooster’s head floats above the city of Vitebsk, the artist’s birthplace in present-day Belarus. Chagall’s unique artistic style, characterized by dreamy surrealism and vibrant colors, creates an enchanting ambiance that transports viewers into a realm of imagination and nostalgia.

The composition and use of symbolism in “”Rooster Man Above Vitebsk”” contribute to its special significance. The rooster is a symbol of awakening, resurrection, and a connection to nature. Its presence in the painting adds a sense of magic and mystery, suggesting a spiritual journey or transformation.

The painting holds a profound emotional resonance as it reflects Chagall’s personal connection to Vitebsk and his experiences as a Jewish artist in a changing world. The floating figure may be seen as a manifestation of the artist’s memories, dreams, and identity intertwined with the essence of his hometown.

“”Rooster Man Above Vitebsk”” is a testament to Chagall’s ability to convey complex emotions through visual storytelling. The painting reflects the artist’s longing for his roots and the bittersweet nostalgia for a lost world, a recurring theme in his works.

Beyond its personal significance, “”Rooster Man Above Vitebsk”” has broader cultural and art historical importance. It exemplifies Chagall’s contribution to the development of modern art, blending elements of folk traditions and Jewish heritage with avant-garde techniques. This unique fusion of styles and themes has made Chagall a prominent figure in the world of 20th-century art.

Over the years, “”Rooster Man Above Vitebsk”” has garnered critical acclaim and remains an enduring symbol of Chagall’s artistic legacy. Its dreamlike composition, vibrant colors, and emotional depth have inspired countless artists and touched the hearts of art enthusiasts across generations.

In conclusion, Marc Chagall’s “”Rooster Man Above Vitebsk,”” painted between 1917 and 1918, is a poetic reverie that transports viewers into the artist’s nostalgic dreamscape. Its surreal composition, vibrant colors, and profound connection to Vitebsk make it a truly special painting that continues to enchant art enthusiasts worldwide. Through this masterpiece, Chagall’s artistic brilliance and his exploration of identity and memory leave an indelible mark on the world of art.

Original size:
75 x 50 cm (width x height)
Minimal order width:
50 cm
Maximum order width:
183 cm

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