Marc Chagall's early works are characterized by a neo-primitive style, inspired by Russian icons and popular art. When he moved to Paris in the summer of 1910. The artist brings with him several of these paintings depicting the life and customs of his native Vitebsk. The following year he reworks these paintings and also creates new compositions with similar subjects full of nostalgia for his homeland, but adapted to the techniques and ways acquired in contact with contemporary French art. In this canvas Chagall uses saturated and unrealistic colors combined with definitive areas of black and white to create a very decorative and vibrant surface. The splitting of some areas of the composition into shaded planes, such as the roof of the house and the first floor on the left, has its origins in Cubism, although this device is used quite occasionally.
Other works on display
Giovanni Antonio Canal, detto Canaletto