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Numbered in pencil 278/333 lower left Edition SPADEM PARIS
Image size: 7.25" x 9.5" Paper size: 12.5" x 15" comes with acid free PASSE PARTOUT matted for easy framing 15.75" x 19.5" A SCENE FROM A 16 SHEET FULL CYCLE ONE OF ONLY 333 COPIES WORLDWIDE. It is an honor Edition for Chagall's year of death good condition, never framed. 1985 M Marc Chagall was a Jewish Russian artist, born in Belarus (then Russian Empire) and naturalized French in 1937, associated with several key art movements and was one of the most successful artists of the twentieth century. He forged a unique career in virtually every artistic medium, including paintings, book illustrations, stained glass, stage sets, ceramics, tapestries and fine art prints. Chagall's haunting, exuberant, and poetic images have enjoyed universal appeal, and art critic Robert Hughes called him "the quintessential Jewish artist of the twentieth century."As a pioneer of modernism and one of the greatest figurative artists of the twentieth century, Marc Chagall achieved fame and fortune, and over the course of a long career created some of the best-known and most-loved paintings of our time. According to art historian Michael J. Lewis, Chagall was considered to be “the last survivor of the first generation of European modernists.” For decades he “had also been respected as the world’s preeminent Jewish artist.” He also accepted many non-Jewish commissions, including a stained glass for the cathedrals of Reims and Metz, a Dag Hammarskjold memorial at the United Nations, and the great ceiling mural in the Paris Opera.His most vital work was made on the eve of World War I, when he traveled between St. Petersburg, Paris, and Berlin. During this period he created his own mixture and style of modern art based on his visions of Eastern European Jewish folk culture. He spent his wartime years in Russia, and the October Revolution of 1917 brought Chagall both opportunity and peril. He was by now one of the Soviet Union's most distinguished artists and a member of the modernist avante-garde. He founded the Vitebsk Arts College, which was considered the most distinguished school of art in the Soviet Union. However, "Chagall was considered a non-person by the Soviets because he was Jewish and a painter whose work did not celebrate the heroics of the Soviet people." As a result, he soon moved to Paris with his wife, never to return.He was known to have 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.
ART TITLE: SPRING OF LIGHT
SIZE: 16 X 13
THE SUBJECT OF THIS PAINTING MIGHT BE INSPIRED BY A FAMOUS ARTWORK OR A SPECIFIC ARTIST TECHNIQUE. IT IS COMMON PRACTICE IN TODAY'S ART WORLD, FOR ARTISTS TO RECREATE A WELL KNOWN ARTWORK, SUBJECT OR SCENE. mVincent Price Giclee On Canvas 2012. M The House Of The Seven Gables 1941