Size: 19 x 33 inches
Artist: Chagall, Marc
This exhibition poster was created to promote a retrospective of recent works by French artist Marc Chagall at Galerie Maeght, specifically paintings from 1977 to 1979.
The Galerie Maeght, where the show was hosted, is a modern art galerie in Paris, France. It was established in 1964 and features Giacometti, Kandinsky, and Braque amongst other modern masters in its collection.
This poster comes to us from a private collection. It is in excellent condition and ready to be framed.
About Marc Chagall (1887 – 1985)
Marc Chagall 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 travelled 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 avant-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."