Saturday, October 24, 2015

Chagall Extension Activities

Chagall was a pioneer of modern art. His brightly colored work drew from memories of his childhood, Judaism, and Russian folktales. Filled with fantastical creatures and surreal events, the creativity of these pieces continues to inspire viewers to search for meaning in his images.

Read:

A Picture for Marc  - This fictional story is based on Marc Chagall's claim that he never saw a drawing until age 16, when a classmate taught him to trace a magazine picture.

Papa Chagall, Tell Us a Story  - Reviews the life of Marc Chagall through stories that he tells his twin grandchildren.  Beautiful illustrations.

Create:


  • Try making your own gravity defying drawings using these instructions Bake your art! 
  • Stained glass window cookies are just as beautiful as they are delicious. Recipe

Explore:

chagall quote rock
  • View images along with discussions of Chagall's work at artstory 
  • Color "I and the Village" onlin


Consider:  

Marc Chagall once said "When I am finishing a picture, I hold some God-made object up to it - a rock, a flower, the branch of a tree or my hand - as a final test. If the painting stands up beside a thing man cannot make, the painting is authentic. If there's a clash between the two, it's bad art." 
Do you agree?