The Gillyflowers Greeting Card by Marc Chagall offers a big, beautiful bouquet to celebrate a wedding or anniversary. Measuring 6.5 x 4.5 inches, this greeting card is blank inside.
Marc Chagall was a Russian-French artist. He was born July 7, 1887 and died March 28, 1985.
The Art Story writes, “Marc Chagall’s poetic, figurative style made him one of the most popular modern artists, while his long life and varied output made him one of the most internationally recognized. While many of his peers pursued ambitious experiments that led often to abstraction, Chagall’s distinction lies in his steady faith in the power of figurative art, one that he maintained despite absorbing ideas from Fauvism and Cubism. Born in Russia, Chagall moved to France in 1910 and became a prominent figure within the so-called Ecole de Paris. Later he spent time in the United States and the Middle East, travels which reaffirmed his self-image as an archetypal “wandering Jew.””
“My hands were too soft.. I had to find some special occupation, some kind of work that would not force me to turn away from the sky and the stars, that would allow me to discover the meaning of life.” Marc Chagall
Early Life of Marc Chagall : Quoted from the Art Story.ORG
Chagall moved to Paris in 1910, just as Cubism was emerging as the leading avant-garde movement. At the impressionable age of 23 and speaking no French, Chagall aligned himself with Cubism and enrolled in classes at a small art academy. In early paintings like The Poet, or Half Past Three and I and the Village (both 1911), Chagall is clearly adopting the abstract forms and dynamic compositions that characterize much of Cubism, yet he came to reject the movement’s more academic leanings, instead infusing his work with touches of humor, emotion and cheerful color.
” When Matisse dies, Chagall will be the only painter left who understands what colour really is”. Pablo Picasso 1950s