The green faced man, a goat-headed lover, floating figures and merry musicians are all part of the imagination of the French-Russian artist Marc Chagall. Known as the ‘artist of love and dreams’, Marc Chagall flirted with various artistic styles and experimented with painting, illustrations, prints, ceramics and tapestry. Here we explore five of the best places to view Chagall’s gorgeous works.
If you’re seeking a pocket-friendly way of viewing Marc Chagall’s work, the Loop district of Chicago is the answer. Installed right next to the Chase Tower plaza is a 70 foot long slab with inlaid chips of coloured ceramic, a monumental mosaic by Marc Chagall depicting the four seasons. A walk around the mosaic masterpiece Four Seasons depicts the seasonal changes that happens to us, as humans, spiritually and bodily. The rhythmic and playful colours of the mosaic are sure to keep a walker’s mind captivated all the way past this 70 foot block of marvel.
So humbled was Marc Chagall by the enthusiasm and love that the Art Institute of Chicago had for his works and public art, that he created a work of genius specifically for the gallery, which was a tribute to the late Mayor Richard J. Daley in 1976. America Windows is a six panel stained glass window encapsulating Chagall’s typical style. It was also featured as the place where Sloane and Ferris kiss in the John Hughes’ film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986). The sapphire beautifully spreads an oceanic reflection of light inside the room, sparkling on the walls and ceiling.