As we were reading about my native country of Belarus, we took a detour to learn more about Marc Chagall who was born in Vitebsk in the end of the 19th century. He is one of my favorite painters, and it annoyed me to no end that all three books about him that we read stated that he was born in Russia. Marc Chagall loved the city of his youth and painted it in many of his works. In addition to reading books, we looked at a nice complilation of his paintings on YouTube.
We talked about Chagal’s works, his dream worlds and flying people. Then we looked in more detail at I and the Village (one of his early works on the cover above), and Smarty created her own composition. As usual, she first started drawing and then developed the drawings and the story based on what came out of her initial scribbles. According to her, it’s a picture of an alien (left) and a person (right). A person is dreaming of going into space and about planets (top of the picture), and an alien is dreaming about his own world with a lot of volcanoes on it (bottom of the picture). Not exactly Chagall’s world, but it was fun to see her take on it.