Half past three the poet

Half past three the poet

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Marc Chagall the painter of half-past three painting was born in Russia early before the world war ǀ. He is a native a village near a city named Vitebsk in Russia.Was born in a Jewish household in Liozona and as the eldest of nine children (Chagall, Doschka & frenoh, 2011). He is termed by art historians as an exotic phantasm, poet and a great dreamer. Throughout his life he played the role of artistic egocentric and as an outsider he seemed to be a kind of arbitrator between worlds. Through his strong imaginings and unfading memoirs, he was able to use classic style and subject in almost entirely his work (Meyer & Allen, 2006).

Marc Chagall made his colossal painting Half-Past three( the poet) shortly after coming to Paris from the city of saint Petersburg in 1910, in this portrait he discloses the head whirling effect of cubism (Meyer & Allen, 2006). The work commenced as a portrait of his Russian friend and poet Mazin. Mazin usually stopped by artist’s studio to have coffee in the morning hours. Chagall might have designed the poet’s illogically upturned go as a image phrase in the Yiddish idiom ‘fardreiter kop’ (turned head), which in turn denotes a state regarding giddiness or disorientation highlighting in chaos, a suitable outline with regard to such a delightfully tumultuous picture in the poetic motivation that—as the painting’s subject suggests—flows similar to wine beverages with half-past three the next day (Meyer & Allen, 2006).

The poet who is in blue is sited at his own red table; his greenish head is turned upside down on shoulders without a neck and embedded in the organized chaos of his surroundings. Chagall’s fragmentation in the human body as well as background in fractured planes with diagonal shafts of color imbues the actual formula having a prismatic experiencing, as if the actual poet inhabited the actual wonder place of your kaleidoscope (Chagall, Doschka & frenoh, 2011). The piece of art shows Chagall’s strong sympathy while using painters Robert as well as Sonia Delaunay, in so-called Orphic pictures have been structured together with shiny, luminous color, significantly taken from the actual somber color scheme of Picasso as well as Braque’s Cubism, and most definitely reminding Chagall in the folk art work of his or her indigenous Italy. The color scheme of azure, green, reddish colored, violet, as well as frigid white—charted throughout his or her straight signature—creates an overall oneness that holds vibrant facts such as blossoms for the curtain as well as the items on the table (Chagall, Doschka & frenoh, 2011).

Chagall also faced political constraints also and this comes not so long after he started his works in the bible, Chagall can be described as a fearless artist who was willing to use his wit in modernist art to rebuke their bad deeds. When Adolf Hitler rose to power in Germany Chagall faced great challenge as a group called Nazis commenced a campaign against their art. Anything religious, Jewish, inspired socially, cubist, surrealist was now targeted and loathed by the authorities (Meyer & Allen, 2006). The incoming new German authorities mocked Chagall’s art terming it as “greenish, purple, along with crimson Jews firing out from the globe, fiddling on violins, soaring from the atmosphere… representing an assault on European the world.”

In closing, we can see the artist as a talented and and as it is potrayed in the painting the psymbol of love he shows his love toward his friends. He posses a highly thought painting mind and till his death he expressed his love modernized art.


Chagall, M., Doschka, R., & frenoh, g.(2011). Marc Chagall: origins and paths. Munich: Prestel.

Meyer, F., & Allen, R.(2006). Marc Chagall. New York: H.N. Abrams.

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