On Sunday, Jan. 10, from 2 to 4 p.m., the Sinai Social Club of Temple Sinai of Roslyn will host an afternoon exploring the works of Marc Chagall, presented by Nancy Traeger, a docent at the Nassau Museum of Art.
Chagall, a quintessential 20th century Jewish artist, derived his themes from a Russian Shtetl, his Hasidic upbringing and from Russian folklore.
Chagall’s wild and whimsical repertory of images, including massive bouquets, blue clowns, flying lovers, fantastic animals, biblical prophets, and fiddlers on roofs, helped to make him one of the most popular major innovators of the 20th-century. He presented dreamlike subject matter in rich colors and in a fluent, painterly style that—while reflecting an awareness of artistic movements such as Expressionism, Cubism, and even abstraction—remained invariably personal. Chagall’s work reached a level of visual metaphor seldom attempted in modern art.
His works will be presented by Nancy Traeger, who has studied art history, studio art and performance art at the University of Madrid and Lincoln Center Institute.
Social Club members are admitted for free. Suggested contribution for temple members is $5, for non-members, $10. Refreshments will be served.
RSVP appreciated. Call the Temple office at 516-621-6800
Temple Sinai of Roslyn is at 425 Roslyn Rd.
The Green Violinist (1923-24) by Marc Chagall