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Les Musiciens Vagabond(30 views)
Les Musiciens Vagabond, Wandering Musicians (M. 396). Original lithograph, 1by Marc Chagall. 40 signed and numbered impressions plus c. 3000 impressions published in Chagall Lithographe II. Illustrated in Chagall Discovered, which memorializes the 1987 Moscow exhibition of Chagall's works in Russian public and private collections.
Image size: 12 1/2" x 9 1/2".
This black and white work by Chagall depicting some light-hearted street muscians.
Catalogue Raisonn & COA: This work is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonns and texts.
1) "Chagall Lithographe 1962-1968", by Fernand Mourlot. pg 40-44 - Plate Number M396
2) A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.
About the Framing:
This work is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a black and silver moulding and rag mats, fillet and UV protection Plexiglas.
6 July 1887 - 28 March 1985
Marc Chagall was a Russian-French artist. An early modernist, he was associated with several major artistic styles and created works in virtually every artistic medium, including painting, book illustrations, stained glass, stage sets, ceramic, tapestries and fine art prints.
Art critic Robert Hughes referred to Chagall as the quintessential Jewish artist of the twentieth century (though Chagall saw his work as not the dream of one people but of all humanity). According to art historian Michael J. Lewis, Chagall was considered to be the last survivor of the first generation of European modernist's. For decades, he had also been respected as the world's preeminent Jewish artist. Using the medium of stained glass, he produced windows for the cathedrals of Reims and Metz, windows for the United Nations, and the Jerusalem Windows in Israel. He also did large-scale paintings, including part of the ceiling of the Paris Opra.
Before World War I, he traveled between St. Petersburg, Paris, and Berlin. During this period he created his own mixture and style of modern art based on his idea of Eastern European Jewish folk culture. He spent the wartime years in Soviet Belarus, becoming one of the country's most distinguished artists and a member of the modernist avant-garde, founding the Vitebsk Arts College before leaving again for Paris in 1922.
He had two basic reputations, writes Lewis: as a pioneer of modernism and as a major Jewish artist. He experienced modernism's Golden Age in Paris, where he synthesized the art forms of Cubism, Symbolism, and Fauvism, and the influence of Fauvism gave rise to Surrealism. Yet throughout these phases of his style he remained most emphatically a Jewish artist, whose work was one long dreamy reverie of life in his native village of Vitebsk. When Matisse dies, Pablo Picasso remarked in the 1950s, Chagall will be the only painter left who understands what color really is.
Provenance: Elliott Gallery, New Orleans
Dimensions: 12.6" x 9.5"
Artist or Maker: Marc Chagall
Medium: Original Lithograph
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