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CHAGALL: THE PAINT OF LOVE

CHAGALL: THE PAINT OF LOVE
 
The life of Marc Chagall is the story of the struggle for the right to be yourself. It can inspire anyone who wants to become an artist, a writer, who wants to realize his dream. World famous painter Marc Chagall was born on July 7, 1887 near Vitebsk in the Russian Empire.

One of Chagall's early paintings, "Lovers" (1928), was sold for a record $ 28.5 million at Sotheby's. In the painting, the artist depicted himself with his muse and first wife Bella Rosenfeld (the wedding took place in Vitebsk in 1915). A quarter of Marc Chagall's life is associated with Vitebsk, it played a major role in his formation, gave powerful, unforgettable impressions, inspiration and joy for all subsequent years.

My story of a sincere admirer of the artist's work is a figurative portrait of Marc Chagall, an attempt to reveal the inner world of the master, to tell about the "energy" of his birthplace – the city of Vitebsk. In 1997, I worked as a cameraman for the private television company Channel 48 and filmed a story about the opening of the Marc Chagall Museum on Pokrovskaya Street.  I started to create a visual story "Chagall. The Paint of Love" in 2016.

The artist carried an amazing and tender love for Vitebsk through his entire long life. Marc Chagall was very fond of meeting people coming from the USSR, he listened with interest to any news coming from his homeland, and still hoped to visit there. 

In 1977, Marc Chagall was awarded the highest award of France-the Grand Cross of the Legion of Honor, an exhibition of the artist's works opened in the Louvre. It was dedicated to the 90th anniversary of Chagall, and contrary to all the rules, the works of the living author were exhibited in the Louvre!

"Vitebsk melody on a French violin" - this is the name of the monument in the courtyard of the house-museum of Marc Chagall. The Master's flight continues!