Marc Chagall, 1968 "Le Repos" Mourlot 555 Color Lithograph on Paper, 11x18 inches

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Marc Chagall, 1968 "Le Repos" Mourlot 555 Color Lithograph on Paper, 11x18 inches

9,500.00 16,000.00

Chagall worked in many different styles during his lifetime. This print is an example of a style that is somewhat surreal, presenting a fantasy world to the viewer. The sun appears at the upper left, casting warm rays on the landscape and the two figures at rest below on the right. We see the green foliage and birds at the top of this peaceful image.

Framed Size: 25 x 31 Inches
(frame is damaged, print is fine)

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Marc Chagall was born in Vitsyebsk, Russia (now Belarus) in 1887 into a large and devout  Jewish family.

 

Early art education for Chagall was derived from his studies in both St. Petersburg and Paris.  Areas of art studies for Chagall included painting, print making, design work for theater sets, costumes and murals as well as studies for stained glass windows and tapestries.

In 1923, Marc Chagall fled the Soviet Union and traveled to France where he began to work with Parisian art dealer and publisher, Ambroise Vollard.  It was in 1931 Vollard requested Chagall personally to execute the beginning of a series of prints based on the Bible-a series to be known as one of Chagall’s most recognized works.   He worked over a 25 year period while painting gouaches first to serve as models for the Bible works.

The commission allowed Chagall to travel to Palestine, Syria and Egypt where the artist found a sense of the land. During these travels, Chagall studied the people and their traditions. After returning to Paris, Chagall began work in earnest for the 105 etchings for this project, first between 1931 and 1939 - tumultuous times in Europe.  It was during this time, some 65 of the etchings were executed.