Marc Chagall, born today in 1887, painted this work upon moving to Paris from rural Russia. The geometries of I and the Village are inspired by the broken planes of Cubism, but where Cubism was mainly an art of urban avant-garde society, 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.
Tired out this hue/rainbow circle and while doing this I realized that I change my coloring often and also that most of this art is quite old- (2013-2015) I also thought about including some new ones from my artbook (in work) but decided to wait instead.
Travel Tuesday! We don’t have an exact date for this poster, but we know it was produced sometime between 1915 and 1934 because of the ship pictured. Metagama was built for the Canadian Pacific Line in 1915 and was in active use until 1930. It was scrapped in 1934. During its lifespan, it was part of the largest shipping fleet in Canada, responsible for moving people and goods across both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.