Wednesday, May 26, 2010

May Monthly Challenge - The Juggler

The Juggler (Le jongleur) 1943

This months monthly challenge painting is The Juggler by Marc Chagall (1887-1985). He was a Russian-Jewish painter of the 20th Century and one of the best known representatives of the Russian Avant-Garde in the West. "The Juggler is a major picture of the American war years. A very serious and mystical painting in the full sense of the word, it is filled with a personal mythology which avoids any literary symbolism. The signs are esoteric and ambiguous; they seem to suggest something real and then shift to the unreal, yet they are readable as an allegory of a personal confession."

I based my ideas, for this months challenge, on the color of the painting. I made lampwork glass beads based on the red and blue found in the painting. I then used accents of stone to mirror the yellow and black found in the painting. The stones I used were Citrine and Obsidian Snowflake, Pineapple Quartz and clear Quartz. The Sterling Silver, flower clasp, is based on the little flower found in the painting.


1 comment:

  1. Hey - there you are! You won the "purse" challenge on my blog last week, but I need you to e-mail me with your address so I can mail your prize out!


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