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Chicos al arte: light painting, the art of stained glass by Marc Chagall
Estefanía Radnic
comunidadpanarte@gmail.com

At the beginning of the 50s, Marc Chagall (1887, Vitebsk – 1985, St-Paul-de-Vence) with more than 60 years and long recognized as a major artist of the 20th century, began to explore the art of stained glass. From that moment on, when he settles in the South of France, the orders will not stop and Chagall works passionately on them. Today its stained glass windows can be seen in more than 15 buildings in France and the rest of the world. Among them in the auditorium of the Marc Chagall National Museum in Nice, France.

© Marc Chagall

He put all his talent as a colorist and image maker at the service of this demanding technique that allowed him to transcend the material limits of painting by inscribing the changing reflections of light as an intrinsic component of the work. Through them the artist set out to bring humanity a message of spirituality and inner light.

© Vitrales. Auditorio. Museo Nacional Marc Chagall, Niza

Like the rest of his work, these glass works are loaded with iconography linked to Jewish culture, folklore and religiosity.

The proposal of Chicos al arte is to discover Marc Chagall’s stained glass windows and be inspired by our memories to create drawn reflections.

Compose from beautiful memories to explore the transparency of color in new visible and transformable spaces from natural light.

 

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What do we need?:

-Acetate Circle

-Papers

-Cellophane

-Glue

-Scissor

-Cardboard

-Permanent Black Marker

1. Draw with an indelible marker on a transparent acetate disc. Suggest that the boys draw their memories, just like Chagall did in his works.

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2. Cut cellophane of different colors to give color to the pictures. They may or may not match the drawings. They can also be overlapped. Glue them from the back side.

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© PAN Comunidad de Artes

3. We fold a long cardboard in half lengthwise and in the smallest fold (about 1 cm) we make fringe-type cuts.

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© PAN Comunidad de Artes
© PAN Comunidad de Artes

4. Then close that cardboard strip and stick the circle with the cellophane papers facing down.

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5. With a punch, drill to pass a wool to hang.

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Now to play !! if it is a sunny spring day much better!

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Looking through the colored transparencies of the stained glass … what do we see? How does this filter transform the world around us, do new visible spaces emerge? What happens to these light paintings when they enter into dialogue with our environment?

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A good idea is to find a place to hang them that gives them the sun …

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… and discover the colored lights and shadows that are generated !! these light paintings are very beautiful!!

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