1974 Original French Poster, Message Biblique Maquette, Nice - Chagall
Size: 20.5 x 29.75 inches
Artist: Chagall, Marc
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About The Poster: The Musee National Du Message Biblique is a museum located in Nice, France. Chagall's works often have symbolic and religious content. His stained glass windows ornate some of the world's important churches or cathedrals, such as at Aachen, Germany. This poster features his work, "L'ange du jugement dernier" and was printed in 1974. It is unlined and in very good condition. 5000 prints, Mourlot Imprimeur-Paris,Éditions Société des Amis du Musée National Message Biblique Marc Chagall -Nice. Référence: Charles Sorlier, les affiches de Marc Chagall, Paris 1975, p. 139
Marc Chagall (1887 – 1985), was a Russian-French artist associated with one of the most successful artistic careers of the 20th century. He was an early modernist and created works in virtually every artistic medium, including painting, book illustrations, stained glass, stage sets, ceramic, tapestries and fine art prints. .. Chagall was considered to be "the last survivor of the first generation of European modernists." 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 avante garde... 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." When Matisse dies," Picasso remarked during the 1950s, "Chagall will be the only painter left who understands what colour really is."
From a private collection.