Friday, October 10, 2008

IF: Strings

Can you tell I was into Chagall for many years?:) This is a piece that I will never sell. It is an epoch that I was going through at the time, the blues, the Snow Show, the horses. I have a few pieces with these themes. Plus this is the first piece where the scarfed "no mouth" people appeared, which started to frequent my art more and more. There is something about these guys, that is hard to put into word. They have big eyes, but yet no mouth.Hmm...actually my fish do not have mouths either. Looking, yet staying silent. Let the music replace the words. At least the horses like it.
and on a more serious note: why is violin called a violin? wiki take it from here

The violin is a bowed string instrument with four strings usually tuned in perfect fifths. It is the smallest and highest-pitched member of the violin family of string instruments, which also includes the viola and cello.
A violin is sometimes informally called a fiddle, regardless of the type of music played on it. The word "violin" comes from the Middle Latin word vitula, meaning "stringed instrument";[1] this word is also believed to be the source of the Germanic "fiddle".[2] The violin, while it has ancient origins, acquired most of its modern characteristics in 16th-century Italy, with some further modifications occurring in the 18th century.

23 comments:

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

This is right out of a fairy tale. Beautiful loose and free. Very nicely done.

Vita said...

thank you vanessa!

Teri C said...

It is so fun to view this.

Connie said...

Wonderful and warm, even though it is outside! A fine tribute to Chagall, whom I like for being a happy painter!! May you be the same.

Vita said...

connie--he is a happy painter indeed! what a great way to describe him

sophie philo said...

lovely!

krisztina maros said...

i understand that you won't sell this - it's beautiful! it has a fantastic atmosphere.

Kris-Tea said...

So beautiful!

parisa mahmoudi said...

So poetic!lovely.

Josh (musarter) said...

I can see the Chagall. But I see another spark in it that is unique and great. This is a really great illustration.

Danielle Barlow said...

Another beautiful piece! I love the eyes on the horses - in fact your characters eyes always make me think of the Snork - Maiden and her eyelashes :)

ArtSparker said...

Very nice spirit of the evening playing his instrument...Very feelingful.

SweetMissDaisy (Anna Wight) said...

Lovely...

Zórdís said...

Such a nice work. Very adventurous fairy tale indeed.

Carole said...

Nice one

Michelle said...

Hi
I didn't realise you had a blog! My pendant (and the surprise two postcards) arrived this morning. I will leave more comments at Etsy, but wanted to tell you THANK YOU and then I found your blog.

This painting is beautiful. I was in love with Chagall's "I am the Village" for years. :-)It's still one of my favourite paintings by one of my favourite painters. His work is like visual music - it sings to you...

and now you take his "music" and create your own tunes from it... that is lovely.

Oh and thank you for subscribing to my blog.

Michelle said...

A personal thank you for you. :-)

http://crows-feet.blogspot.com/2008/10/small-magic.html

Vita said...

michelle, thanks:) I am happy to see you here!!!!

Vickie said...

Wonderful art. Very Chagall inspired. Love it.

Alicia Padrón said...

This is beautiful! Love your style.. very dreamy :o)

Rima said...

I love this... and it's nice to hear how much you love it too...
I remember visiting a small rural church in south England when I was at college that had stained glass windows designed by Chagall :)
I like Chagall because I think if I could hear his paintings it would sound like Russian Jewish music :)

Solvere volo said...

Beautiful atmosphere

Andrew said...

Marc Chagall lithographs are affordable, very collectible, and just amazing. I would suggest looking into finding your own.

 

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