I and the Village
Marc Chagall was a Russian-born, french painter. His inspirations were the Jewish life and folklore of his Russian childhood and the Bible. According to the book his imaginative fantasies were hailed as a precursor to Surrealism, however Chagall insisted that he painted actual memories not irrational dreams. I think that the complimentary colors that Chagall uses are what really makes this painting stand out for me, the green face against the red intrigues the viewer. I also think that the story going on in the background captivates the audience.