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The Village- Painting Of Man Enjoying Painting By Marc Chagall

The Village
painting of a man enjoying painting by Marc Chagall

G. Boersma
acrylic on masonite
8" x 8" or 20 x 20 cm


On the painting we see my figure enjoying a painting by Marc Chagall. Painted the year after Chagall came to Paris in 1910, 'I and the Village' is influenced by memories of the artist's place of birth and his relationship to it.

In the village, peasants and animals lived side by side, in a mutual dependence here signified by the line from peasant to cow, connecting their eyes. I and the Village is nostalgic and magical, a rural fairy tale: objects jumble together, scale shifts abruptly, and a woman and two houses, at the painting's top, stand upside-down. This daringly whimsical style were at the time considered groundbreaking and very enjoyable up to this day.

kind regards, Gerard

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