Marc Chagall had a moment at the Sochi Olympics on Sunday. The Sochi Olympics Closing Ceremony offered a look at Russia’s music, art and dance which included the famous Russian-French artist. As viewers around the world watched, the performers at the Closing Ceremony honored Marc Chagall with a living reenactment of one of his paintings. According to the New York Times on Sunday, there were 120 performers for the segment with 10 brides suspended from the sky.
Marc Zakharovich Chagall was a talented artist that gave the world some fantastic art. He was so prolific in his lifetime that he created works in virtually every artistic medium. There are paintings, book illustrations, stained glass, stage sets, and more from the man who seemed to live and breathe art.
While the moment at the Sochi Olympics Closing Ceremony was brief, it was a nod to one of the men that Russia finds important to their history.
Marc Chagall died in 1985, but the artist is still as popular as he was when alive. His work is still on display around the world and his artistic impressions are found on merchandise, prints and posters.
Take a look at the photo slideshow of the Sochi Olympics Closing Ceremony. Isn't it amazing to see how many famous artistic individuals come from Russia?