Marc Chagall was involved in several art movements, though his work was highly individual and drew many of their traits together to form very much his own characteristic approach which remains much loved today.
His use of colour is seen as particularly one of his strengths and his oils were often very bright which suited the changing tastes in European art at the time, thanks to the role played earlier by the impressionists and post-impressionists such as Claude Monet and Vincent van Gogh.
You may see similarities between their work and that of Chagall here, as well as other later influences from 20th century modern artists like Franz Marc, Paul Klee and Wassily Kandinsky.
Having been born in what is now Belarus, and then moving to France, this was an artist who could immediately count upon different influences upon his life in general and France itself was the right choice for most budding artists at that time.
The country had a great passion for art in general and was also responsible for unleashing several significant forward-looking movements around that time, most notably Impressionism.
The Tate Liverpool Exhibition in 2013 is likely to bring artist to a new set of fans, who may not have actually been aware of his work previously. The spread of the Tate into new venues around the UK has been with the intention of spreading art knowledge and enjoyment across the country, and the Chagall exhibition will likely help to achieve that.
Tickets will be greatily in demand, though, as this artist naturally already has many supporters thanks to his role in many notable art movements, such as surrealism and expressionism as well as his renowned use of colour in an imaginative and explorative way.
Marc Chagall paintings were the most prolific used by the artist, with oils suiting his style perfectly. It would be impossible to put all of them into this homepage so have just added around 30 of the best that he produced during his long career.
They are spread throughout this page and inspersed with information about the artist's life and career as well as his other artistic creations, such as with fine art prints, ceramics and stain-glass windows which all also deserve attention.
Artist Marc Chagall can be seen to be amongst the top ten or so contemporary artists to have come from the across the whole of Europe, and this quality is reflected in the extreme popularity that continues to surround his work with global exhibitions frequent and always very well attended.
Chagall portraits were very common, but went far beyond the usual approches of artists who had gone before. This painter preferred more fantastical atmospheres with his own imagination appended into each art work.