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In the Picture... Out of the Dark

As the days grow darker, we’re taking a look at the artist Marc Chagall’s colourful and otherworldly painting L’Artiste dans son Atelier (The Artist in his Studio) c.1930.

Credit: Marc Chagall, L’Artiste dans son Atelier (The Artist in his Studio) c.1930 Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery
© ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2020.

We’ve asked people of all ages what this artwork makes them think of - their responses may surprise you!

Check out our video and see if you agree: 

In the Picture...Out of the Dark

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Colour, Shadow and Chagall

Explore our Chagall-inspired activity PDF - Find out about colour theory, plus we show you how to create your own magical shadow-picture world.

Useful links

Marc Chagall

Learn more about the life and work of Chagall via the Tate website.


Finished our activity PDF? Check out these questions by Guggenheim

And watch a short clip which explains how Chagall used colour.

In the Picture

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