Chagall's "The Fiddler"
Marc Chagall was the inspiration of “Fiddler on the Roof” because of Chagall painting "The Green Violinist".Boris Aronson, who had collaborated with Chagall in Moscow theater, quoted the painter in his design of the first “Fiddler” set. Also, the paintings of Chagall came the closest,” says Alisa Solome. According to Jennifer, "The Guggenheim’s “Green Violinist", which similarly depicts a violinist hovering above roofs, is also cited as a precursor. “The title of the musical does not refer to any specific painting, and it was one option on a growing list of title possibilities the authors were considering.”
Fiddler on the Roof is a 1971 American musical comedy-drama film produced and directed by Norman Jewison. It is an adaptation of the 1964 Broadway musical of the same name, with music composed by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and screenplay by Joseph Stein.