Current Location:
Glenn A. Niemeyer Honors Hall -> 2nd Floor (HON)
Location Notes:
HON; Academic, 2nd fl., Right of Rm. 222

Peasant Life (La Vie Paysanne), 1926

Artwork
Medium:
Serigraph
Date:
1926
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 15.125 in Width: 12 in
Description:
A man with a blue shirt and red hat. There is a horse's head near a man's head. A red house on the left side. There is a blue crescent shape where couples dance in the upper right. Original dated 1925.
Historical Context:
Marc Chagall was a Russian-Jewish artist born in Belarus (formerly the Russian Empire) and, as one of the most successful artists of the twentieth century, was associated with several key art movements. He forged a unique career in virtually every artistic medium including paintings, book illustrations, stained glass, stage sets, ceramics, tapestries and fine art prints. Chagall's "haunting, exuberant and poetic images" have enjoyed universal appeal, and art critic Robert Hughes called him "the quintessential Jewish artist of the twentieth century." The original of this piece is located at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York.