Artist Works Comparision/Contrast (Marc Chagall, Pablo Picasso, and Claude Monet)

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To truly appreciate art, it helps to understand the different styles and techniques that different artists use. I studied the art of three artists, Marc Chagall, Pablo Picasso, and Claude Monet. The artworks of these three great artists all have similarities and differences. They all have their own way to express their feelings, and own ideas of what art should be.

The art that was produced by these great men were mostly oil on canvas, watercolor, or sketching. Some specific works may have been done with other materials and techniques, but these three ways dominate their art. The three artists used different types of color in their work. Chagall often used bright colors to highlight certain areas in most of his works. He also did a few black and white sketches, but they were to give a mood to the religious issues in those works. He did a series of black and white sketches called the Bible Series.

Picasso did a wide variety of coloring. There were many bright colored works, some black and white sketches, and also some very earthy toned works. Monet used mostly cool colors, which did not highlight any specific areas.

Chagall, Picasso, and Monet used different styles in their artwork. Chagall and Picasso both used a style called cubism. They used lots of geometric shapes, and both used bold lines to make their subjects stand out. Chagall used this to show folklore, humor, and fantasy. His lines and shapes were used to express people and places, as in Paris en Fête. Picasso showed people and places also, but some of his works were more abstract, using a lot of lines, shapes, and colors. La Femme aux Dés and Picador are examples of this. Monet used a different style than Chagall and Picasso, called...