Creativity M. Shagala causes a lot of controversy today. His focus on painting changed throughout life. This was due to the saturation of events and frequent relocations of the artist. He created his own reality, sometimes not clear to everyone, but original. The painting “At Night” reflects the religious theme, conveys the artist’s suffering, connected with his native city Vitebsk. This work shows the love of Chagall for women and touches the theme of flying people, so beloved by the artist. The plot of the picture is incomprehensible without a careful study of the color range.
The artist with the help of color conveyed their feelings and emotions. In the works of the master often used red and green. Red color signals anxiety and experience. These feelings are connected with the birthday of Chagall, on this very day a big fire occurred in Vitebsk. This event is so clearly imprinted in the memory of the master that later he always used it in his work, conveying his spiritual experiences. Red Rooster shows the approach of change and anxiety. The artist often depicted this bird, which is connected with his religious views. A bit of green, barely perceptible, you can contemplate on the canvas.
This color was the most beloved for Chagall and symbolized life and feelings. At first glance, the picture looks mystical and unreal. Looking closely, you can find a lot in common with everyday reality, simply conveyed by the artist’s individual view. And the woman looks real, the flight symbolizes freedom. The dark background emphasizes the shapes in the foreground. That night you can travel in dreams and be absolutely free. The picture was painted on the return of M. Shagal in Paris after emigration to the United States. This canvas conveys anxiety and, nevertheless, a sense of freedom and independence, so necessary for the artist.