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The painting was created in 1912 - 1913.
Chagall very often has a violinist who prefers to play music right on the roof. In the Jewish way of life, this person was always noticeable. Without it, one cannot imagine the birth of a baby, nor the funeral, nor such a joyful event - a wedding. The image has become a symbol of all human life.
Chagall was a realist, at least he was sure of it. He seeks to model forms using paints and their unusual mixtures. To emphasize the contours, the artist uses dark lines, as well as highlights of a light shade. The painter draws using the color itself. The tones are unusually thick and tart.
Before us is a violinist. He stands with one foot on the roof, and the other rests on the ground, which is depicted as a greenish circle. In his hands is a violin of juicy color. You can see the church and the tree. Traces are clearly visible in the snow, as if someone had recently passed through it. A man flies right in the sky.
Young men look at the violinist. There are three of them, but for some reason there are only two legs.
The violinist himself is striking. He has blue hair and a beard of the same color. The face is green. He is glad that he lives in the world. In the foreground is the yellowness of autumn, which gradually turns into the green of spring. And ends in the background in a snowy winter.
Chagall depicts all buildings as if from the side. The composition becomes multi-story. Wherever the artist conceived the separation of surfaces, he always uses the contour.
The artist depicted the violinist as consisting of different areas. He designated them with different colors, which determine their belonging to a particular people. The picture is dominated by blue, green and orange. This is a real suite, written by a true master.
The picture is oversaturated with color. It is in him that the most powerful energy of the future is concentrated.