Monday, March 12, 2012

Artist Study: Marc Chagall: Journey on the Clouds

We are starting a study of the artist Marc Chagall.Marc Chagall was born in Vitebsk, Belorussia, Russian Empire [now in Belarus] in 1887 - the oldest of nine children. His father worked in a herring factory and his mother sold spices and herring out of a small shop in their home. As a child he studied drawing and painting and in 1910 he went to Paris and became an artist. Chagall often painted dreamlike scenes and many of the pictures he painted include memories from his childhood. In addition to paintings, Marc created stage sets, stained glass, murals and costumes, as well as illustrations for children's' books.

We read this book which is based on the artists life and the boys are attempting a surrealist project of their own.

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