The Fiddler

The Fiddler
Artist Marc Chagall
Year 1913
Medium Oil on canvas
Location Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Dimensions 74 x 62.2 in
188 x 158 cm
Marc Chagall Famous Paintings
I and the Village, 1911
The Birthday, 1915
The Fiddler, 1913
La MariƩe, 1950
Over the Town, 1918
White Crucifixion, 1938

Marc Chagall’s The Fiddler is an oil painting completed in 1913 while the artist was established in France. The quasi-cubist painting illustrates a combination of Russian and French art. Executed in a high contrast colors, the painting is a representation of a fiddler in Chagall’s village, Vitebsk. The fiddlers itself is merely a singer creating music for the cross points of life of every man starting with the birth, the wedding and the death. Using contrasting colors, the artist focuses of creating a visual image of internal battle of the average individual during his lifetime using the fiddler as the key symbolic element.

Marc Chagall

Born on 6th of July, 1887, Marc Chagall became known as an early modernist, creating art on any possible medium starting with illustrations, stained glass, ceramic, fine art prints and stage sets. His art education started in Russia at the age of 13, followed by multiple travels to France and America where he demonstrated his modernist vision.

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