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Art Appreciation - Chagall: Colour, Music and Theatre

Chagall painting of a dancing ballerina and horseMondays: May 1, 8 & 15, 2017
1:30 - 3:00 pm

Series: $40.00; Drop-in: $16 +CIF/HST

With art history teacher Osnat Lippa
Music was a constant source of inspiration for Marc Chagall, serving as an internal rhythm for his compositions, and a key to the intensity of colours in his designs for the Opera, Ballet and Jewish Theatre.

Mark Chagall is known to have a very strong sense of colour in his work. What not many people know is that from the onset of his career Chagall had a profound connection to music as well.

A new and the biggest Canadian exhibition devoted to the work of Mark Chagall in the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts seeks to demonstrate the deeply ingrained musicality in all of Chagall's works and his creations for the stage. In this lecture series we will explore Chagall's work in all the different stages of his career and how music played a vital role in it.

A woman with short blond hair wears sunglasses and smiles at the cameraOsnat Lippa is a digital artist and illustrator who graduated in art and design from Guildhall University in London England. She has since worked as a freelance illustrator, has worked and presented workshops in the Silver Screens Arts Festival in digital media, and uses her broad experience of living in such cities as New York, London and Haifa to enrich her visual vocabulary. Osnat is also a well-respected art history lecturer, and has taught courses at the London Metropolitan University, the University of the Arts London, Ryerson University’s LIFE Institute and The Chang School of Continuing Education. Some of the Art Appreciation lecture series that Osnat has taught at the Miles Nadal JCC include: The Commissioned Works of Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele - Jewish Art Patrons of Vienna; Emotion & Primitivism in the Landscape Paintings of Emily Carr and Vincent Van Gogh, Degas and His Dancers and most recently Jackson Pollock: America’s Own Bad Boy of Painting.

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