Marc Chagall:
Painting "Daphnis and Chloe at the Source" (1960/61)


Marc Chagall:
Painting "Daphnis and Chloe at the Source" (1960/61)

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Limited, 250 copies | Color lithograph on Buetten paper | Framed | Format 68 x 57 cm

Marc Chagall: Painting "Daphnis and Chloe at the Source" (1960/61)

The lithographic cycle "Daphnis and Chloé" is one of Chagall's most famous works and tells the story of the orphan children of the same name, who eventually find each other after trials and tribulations. Chagall traveled several times to the Greek island of Lesbos for the pictorial realization of the rural, pastoral novel from antiquity, to be inspired by the atmosphere of the landscape. The 42 graphics works appeared as a portfolio and still shine with constant luminosity. The dominant red in this work stands for an inflamed fire of love.

Original color lithograph, 1960/61. Edition: 250 copies on buetten paper, not numbered and unsigned. from the series "Daphnis and Chloé." Catalog raisonne Mourlot 313. The format in the frame 68 x 57 cm as illustrated

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Marc Chagall was born in Vitebsk, Belorussia in 1887. He began his work in the Pen workshops in Vitebsk in 1906 and Bakst in St. Petersburg in 1907. He travelled to Paris in 1911 where his encounters with the Avant-Gardists were decisive. In 1914, the first exhibition of monographs was organized in Berlin before his return to Vitebsk. Chagall became Public Superintendent of Fine Arts and founded an art school. The painter left Russia definitively in 1923 and moved to Paris where he developed a personal style that demonstrated the marriage of iconography and Jewish, Russian and French culture. Upon his return in 1948 from self-imposed exile in the United States during World War II, Chagall became one of the greatest artists of the 20th Century - a marvellous colorist and story teller - until his death in 1985 at Saint-Paul, France.

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