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The canvas of authorship of an artist with Jewish roots, Marc Chagall was released in 1912. The painting was created according to the canons of neo-primitivism in combination with cubism. She expresses the author’s restlessness, his eternal search for the Motherland, the subtle interweaving of three cultures in one person. Marc Chagall for a long time lived in two countries - France and Russia, but nowhere did he find peace and happiness. This is evidenced by the names of states that are clearly read on the wall and executed in the artist's native language for the artist. In addition, in his thoughts the silhouette of a Russian Orthodox church.
The image is built on contrasts. Against the background of a combination of Russian-Jewish culture, a real French smart is written. The artist in the picture is successful and dressed in the latest fashion of that time. His hairstyle is impeccable, the costume is made with chic, a beautiful flower is visible in the buttonhole of his jacket. In his Paris apartment, overlooking the main attraction of France, he writes his next masterpiece. A sophisticated look recognizes in the work on the easel the painting “Russia, Donkeys and Others”. Behind the canvas, a staircase is thrown, symbolizing the comprehension of the sacred meaning by the author.
The artist has seven fingers. The interpretation of this symbol is different. It is believed that such an image is associated with the biblical plot. According to the Bible, God created the world for 7 days, and so Marc Chagall creates his work, using the cherished figure "7" as a symbol of the creator. In addition, a similar technique may be associated with the Hebrew language, where seven fingers are connected with a high speed of work.
The "seven-finger self portrait" contains hints of prosperity and a successful life: a bright palette of colors, a screaming bow tie, a radiant view from the window. Their proximity to the symbols of Russia creates a strange double impression. Images are combined into a single laconic mosaic, despite its heterogeneity and a certain strangeness. Often a masterpiece is associated with canonical Russian icons. Here is the similarity of the artist’s still body, and characteristic religious designations, and an elegant flat style.
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