By Marc Chagall SKU:180293

Marc Chagall's "Selifan," painted in 1928, holds a profound significance in the realm of art. This exceptional painting portrays a whimsical and endearing scene of a blue-faced man flying in the sky with a rooster. Chagall's unique blend of dreamlike imagery and vibrant colors evokes a sense of wonder and enchantment. "Selifan" stands as a testament to the artist's unparalleled ability to infuse his works with emotion and imagination, leaving a lasting impression on viewers. Its playful yet introspective nature makes it a truly special and cherished masterpiece in the world of modern art.

39 cm

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Title: “”Marc Chagall’s Whimsical Sky Journey: Selifan””
Year Painted: 1928

In 1928, the renowned artist Marc Chagall crafted a spellbinding masterpiece that continues to captivate art enthusiasts and scholars alike – “”Selifan.”” This extraordinary painting showcases Chagall’s mastery in combining dreamlike imagery with vibrant colors, evoking a sense of wonder and enchantment in its viewers.

“”Selifan”” depicts a whimsical scene of a blue-faced man soaring through the sky with a rooster, surrounded by an ethereal landscape. The painting exudes a playful yet introspective nature, inviting observers to explore the depths of their imagination. Chagall’s ability to blend reality with fantastical elements creates a poetic narrative, blurring the lines between the tangible and the surreal.

At the heart of “”Selifan”” lies Chagall’s inclination to explore the human experience through the lens of his own emotions and memories. The blue-faced figure, often believed to be a self-portrait of the artist, symbolizes the dreams and aspirations that propel individuals to reach for the skies. The rooster, a recurring motif in Chagall’s works, is thought to represent a sense of freedom and spiritual awakening.

Beyond its visual allure, “”Selifan”” holds a deeper significance in the context of Chagall’s artistic journey. The painting exemplifies his unique style, which seamlessly blends elements of Cubism, Fauvism, and Symbolism. Chagall’s artistic expression transcends the conventional boundaries of the art movements of his time, making him a pioneer of modern art.

Moreover, “”Selifan”” serves as a reflection of Chagall’s connection to his Jewish heritage. Throughout his career, the artist frequently incorporated Jewish symbols and folklore into his works, infusing them with profound cultural references. In “”Selifan,”” this integration is subtly portrayed, allowing the painting to resonate with a wide range of audiences across cultures and backgrounds.

The enduring appeal of “”Selifan”” lies in its ability to evoke a sense of joy, curiosity, and introspection in its beholders. Chagall’s artistry captures the essence of the human spirit, inviting viewers to venture into a world of boundless imagination and hope.

In conclusion, Marc Chagall’s “”Selifan,”” painted in 1928, stands as a testament to the artist’s unparalleled imagination and emotional depth. With its whimsical portrayal of a blue-faced man soaring through the sky with a rooster, the painting weaves a poetic narrative that blurs the lines between reality and dreams. As a symbol of artistic innovation and cultural heritage, “”Selifan”” remains a truly special and cherished masterpiece in the annals of modern art.

Original size:
286 x 221 cm (width x height)
Minimal order width:
50 cm
Maximum order width:
183 cm

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