When Matisse dies, Chagall will be the only painter left who understands what color is…
I’m sure that Picasso had works like this in mind when he said that.
Just to give you an idea of the complexity of this photo… I snapped it using the fabulous camera built into my LG G3. It’s particularly good in low light situations, and it captures colour very very well. These photos are 3120?×?4160, or over 12 million pixels of goodness. Typically, this size of photo produces files in the 4-5 Mb range, sometimes a bit higher.
This one came in at 7.2 Mb. This is a pure indication of colour complexity; I think Picasso was on to something.
I usually “dumb down” my photos for TedBlog postings, since WordPress has this silly little 3Mb file size limitation. I brought this one down to 1500 pixels wide (about a quarter the size), which usually reduces the file size to around 1Mb, and certainly lower than 2. This one came in at 3.4 Mb when reduced in size.
All of this to say that this is an exceptionally rich photo, and I’m not even talking about technique here (on the part of the photographer), of which there is very little.
The Chagall Museum was a it of a letdown in other respects, there being so few of his key works in residence. This building was built while Chagall was still alive, to house his Message Biblique, which frankly, I wasn’t too interested in.
Nice to have visited though, at 9.50 euros, slightly lower entry than the public, Niçoise museums.