1987 Original Chagall Exhibition Poster, Japan, La Lecon de Philetas - Chagall
Size: 20.75 x 30.5 inches
Notes: Poster, Unlined
Artist: Chagall, Marc (after)
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About The Poster: This poster was created for an exhibition of works by Marc Chagall which travelled Japan (Tokyo, Yamagata, Nagoya and Gunma) in 1987. It was printed in France by the famous printer Mourlot who printed nearly all of Chagall's exhibition posters (as well as those for other top artists of the day). The poster is unlined and is in excellent condition.
About the Artist: 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."
This is a Offset Lithograph by Chagall, titled ""La lecon de Philetas" , Les Amoureux devant l'Arbre. Mourlout Imprimeur-Paris. Size 30.25 x 20.75 inches. Edition of 3000. Picasso said “When Matisse dies Chagall will be the only painter alive who understands what color really is.” With the death of Chagall in 1985, the world lost it’s finest colorist. *