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Marc Chagall
Nature morte au bouquet (Still Life with Bouquet), 1960

1960

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Even a Master such as Chagall, who could create the magical likes of Nature morte au bouquet (Still Life with Bouquet), 1960, needed a little encouragement now and then. Fernand Mourlot, who hosted the artist in his printing studio many times, describes "soliloquies" he would recite to guide his art making: "…The color must be integrated with the drawing the way diction is with singing,… it's like the sun coming into the garden…" (14). It's quite wonderful to imagine Chagall reminding himself to always return to the core characteristics of his personal style. In Still Life with Bouquet, splashes of color applied with great economy punctuate the exuberant black drawing of the print. Chagall adds further detail by going back into the tusche - oily ink used to draw on the lithographic stone - and carving out lines, perhaps with the end of his brush. An all-over exuberance in the material unifies the print, making this one of the artist's best and most collectible lithographs from this time period. Created in 1960, this original color lithograph on Arches paper is hand-signed by Marc Chagall (Vitebsk, 1887 - Saint-Paul, 1985) in pencil in the lower right margin. From the numbered and signed edition of 75, this work is numbered 70/75 in pencil in the lower left margin. A few artist's proofs exist aside from the numbered edition. Catalogue Raisonné: Marc Chagall Still Life with Bouquet (Nature morte au bouquet), 1960 is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that will accompany the final sale of the work). 1. Mourlot, Fernand. The Lithographs of Chagall: 1957-1962. Boston: Boston Book and Art Shop, Inc., 1963. Listed and illustrated on pp. 112-13 as catalogue raisonné no. 299. ABOUT THE FRAMING: Framed in archival materials, Marc Chagall Still Life with Bouquet (Nature morte au bouquet), 1960 is presented in a complementary moulding and it is protected by optical-grade Plexiglas.

Details

  • Creator
    Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985, French)
  • Creation Year
    1960
  • Dimensions
    Height: 29.25 in. (74.3 cm)Width: 22.88 in. (58.12 cm)
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  • Movement & Style
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  • Gallery Location
    Oakland Hills, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 65191stDibs: LU156728650472

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About the Artist

Marc Chagall

Described by art critic Robert Hughes as "the quintessential Jewish artist of the twentieth century," the Russian-French modernist Marc Chagall worked in nearly every artistic medium. Influenced by Symbolism, Fauvism, Cubism and Surrealism, he developed his own distinctive style, combining avant-garde techniques and motifs with elements drawn from Eastern European Jewish folk art.

Born Moishe Segal in 1887, in Belarus (then part of the Russian empire), Chagall is often celebrated for his figurative paintings, but he also produced stained-glass windows for the cathedrals of Reims and Metz, in France; for the United Nations, in New York; and for the Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem, as well as book illustrations, stage sets, ceramics, tapestries and fine-art prints. Characterized by a bold color palette and whimsical imagery, his works are often narrative, depicting small-village scenes and quotidian moments of peasant life, as in his late painting The Flight into Egypt from 1980.

Before World War I, Chagall traveled between St. Petersburg, Paris and Berlin. When the conflict broke out, he returned to Soviet-occupied Belarus, where he founded the Vitebsk Arts College before leaving again for Paris in 1922. He fled to the United States during World War II but in 1947 returned to France, where he spent the rest of his life. His peripatetic career left its mark on his style, which was distinctly international, incorporating elements from each of the cultures he experienced.

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