MARC CHAGALL - GREEN VIOLINIST

Original Copy By Peter Osborne
Fabulous new original master piece copy by Peter Osborne!!

 

 

 

Green Violinist is a 1923-24 painting by artist Marc Chagall that is now in the permanent collection of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City. The work depicts a fiddler as the central figure who appears to be floating or dancing above the much smaller rooftops of the misty gray village below. This work is often considered to be the inspiration for the title of the 1964 musical Fiddler on the Roof.


Green Violinist was completed following Chagall's return to Paris after a long visit to his homeland of Russia. This particular version is a later re-working of an earlier version painted during Chagall's second Russian period. This version was most likely completed while the 1920 original was being shown in Paris. This work presents subject matter that is nearly identical to its 1920 predecessor, Music, which was one of seven paintings created on a commission from the Moscow State Jewish Theatre. The direct connection between Green Violinist and its earlier counterpart was made explicitly during the artist's lifetime at his retrospective at Museum of Modern Art.

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