Today would have been Marc Chagall’s 127th birthday. Chagall was a Russian-born artist who spent most of his life in Paris. His lyrical paintings of village scenes often depict his homeland and are conveyed with a sense of love and a touch of surrealism.
His famous work, “I and the Village” is currently on exhibit at New York City’s Museum of Modern Art. The painting depicts his Hasidic community near Vitebsk, Russia and evokes harmony and life among the village peasants and animals living together. For more about the painting, visit MOMA.