Monday, 19 February 2018

Marc Chagall - part 10

1923c Marc Chagall and his family
photographed by Therese Bonney in his studio on Avenue d'Orleans, Paris

Marc Zakharovich Chagall (born Moishe Zakharovich Shagalov 1887 - 1985) was a Russian-French artist of Belarusian Jewish origin. An early modernist, he was associated with several major artistic styles and created works in virtually every artistic format, including painting, book illustrations, stained glass, stage sets, ceramic, tapestries and fine art prints.

For more biographical information see part 1, and for earlier works see parts 1 - 9 also.

This is part 10 of a major 28-part series on the works of Marc Chagall:


1931-39 The Bible (printed 1956):

After Chagall completed his etchings for The Fables (1930), Vollard again offered Chagall a commission, this time for a set of etchings illustrating themes from the Bible. Chagall went to Palestine to get a sense of the land itself. Returning to Paris, he began work on the 105 etchings for this project, first between 1931 and 1939 (when the first sixty-five etchings were executed and printed) and then between 1952 and 1956 (when the remaining forty etchings were completed and printed). 


1931-39 Plate 2
etching with hand-colouring on white wove paper 31.5 x 23.8 cm ( plate )
Art Institute of Chicago, IL
© 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

1931-39 Plate 7
etching with hand-colouring on ivory wove paper 30.5 x 24.3 cm ( plate )
Art Institute of Chicago, IL
© 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

1931-39 Plate 11
etching on ivory wove paper 29.3 x 24.1 cm ( plate )
Art Institute of Chicago, IL
© 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

1931-39 Plate 19
etching on white wove paper 29.7 x 24.7 cm ( plate )
Art Institute of Chicago, IL
© 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

1931-39 Plate 26
etching and drypoint on ivory wove paper 28.5 x 23 cm

1931-39 Plate 35
etching with hand-colouring on ivory wove paper 29.5 x 23.2 cm ( plate )
Art Institute of Chicago, IL
© 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

1931-39 Plate 96
etching with hand-colouring on ivory wove paper 32.6 x 22.4 cm ( plate )
Art Institute of Chicago, IL
© 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

1931-39 Plate 103
etching with hand-colouring on ivory wove paper 32.2 x 25.2 cm ( plate )
Art Institute of Chicago, IL
© 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

1931-39 Darkness over Egypt
etching 44 x 33 cm ( sheet )

1931-39 Deborah the Prophet
etching 44 x 33 cm ( sheet )

1931-39 Disobedient Prophet Killed by a Lion
etching 44 x 33 cm ( sheet )

1931-39 Elijah on Mount Carmel
etching 44 x 33 cm ( sheet )

1931-39 Elijah Taken up into Heaven
etching 44 x 33 cm ( sheet )

1931-39 God will have Mercy on the People of Jacob
etching 44 x 33 cm ( sheet )

1931-39 Hannah Prays to the Lord
etching 44 x 33 cm ( sheet )

1931-39 Isaac Blessing Jacob
etching with hand-colouring 44 x 33 cm ( sheet )

1931-39 Isiah's Prayer
etching 44 x 33 cm ( sheet )

1931-39 Joseph as a Shepherd
etching 44 x 33 cm ( sheet )

1931-39 Joshua Before the Angel with the Sword
etching 44 x 33 cm ( sheet )

1931-39 Joshua Reads the Words of the Law to the People
etching 44 x 33 cm ( sheet )

1931-39 Joshua before Jericho
etching with hand-colouring 33 x 20 cm

1931-39 Moses Receives the Tablets of Law
etching 44 x 33 cm ( sheet )

1931-39 Noah Drunk
etching 44 x 33 cm ( sheet )

1931-39 Plate 64
David before Saul
etching with hand-colouring 53 x 38 cm ( sheet )

1931-39 Plate 97
The Man Guided by the Lord the Right Way
etching with hand-colouring 55 x 39 cm

1931-39 Plate 101
Prise de Jerusalem
etching with hand-colouring 53 x 39 cm

1931-39 Samson and Delilah
etching 44 x 33 cm ( sheet )

1931-39 Solomon Annointed King
etching 44 x 33 cm ( sheet )

1931-39 Solomon Greeting the Queen of Sheba
etching 44 x 33 cm ( sheet )

1931-39 The Creation of Man
etching 44 x 33 cm ( sheet )

1931-39 The Paschal Lamb
etching 29.2 x 22.9 cm

1931-39 The Tomb of Rachel
etching 33 x 44 cm ( sheet )

1931-39 The Vision of Ezekial
etching and aquatint with hand-colouring 29.3 x 24.2 cm


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1930 Pink Cow
oil on canvas 47.6 x 33.3 cm
Saint Louis Art Museum, MO

1930 The Acrobat
oil on canvas 65x 32 cm
Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris

1930 View at Peira-Cava
oil on canvas 72 x 60 cm
Private Collection

1930 White Lilacs
oil on canvas 92 x 73.6 cm
Sara Lee Corporation, Chicago, IL

1930-31 Self-Portrait with Easel
etching and aquatint 16 x 14.9 cm ( plate )
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
© 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

1930-39 Time is a River without Banks
oil on canvas 99.7 x 81.3 cm
Private Collection

1930c The Angel and the Reader
gouache with encaustic and oil paint on cream wove paper 63.6 x 48.8 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, IL
© 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

1930c The Little Fish and the Fisherman
etching 29.8 x 23.8 cm
de Young / Legion of Honour Museums of San Francisco

1930s Village Street
oil on canvas 46 x 38.1 cm
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

1931 Circumcision prescribed by God to Abraham ( Genesis, XVII, 10 )
oil and gouache on paper 62 x 49 cm
© 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York - ADAGP, Paris

1931 Equestrienne
oil on canvas 100 x 80.8 cm
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

1931 In the Synagogue
oil on canvas 58.4 x 71 cm
Israel Museum, Jerusalem

1931 Interior of the Yemenite Hagoral Synagogue, Jerusalem
oil over pencil on canvas 73.3 x 92.1 cm

1931 Moses spreads the Darkness over Egypt

1932 Bride with Blue Face
oil on canvas 100 x 81 cm
Private Collection

1932 The Wailing Wall
oil on canvas 73 x 92 cm
Museum of Art, Tel-Aviv, Israel

1933 Nude above Vitebsk
oil on canvas 87 x 113 cm
Private Collection

1934 Solitude
oil on canvas 96 x 158 cm
Museum of Art, Tel-Aviv, Israel

1934 The Armchair of the Fiancée
oil on canvas 100.5 x 95 cm
Private Collection

1934-35 Bella in Green
oil on canvas 100 x 81 cm
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

1934-35 Mother and Daughter
pencil, gouache, pastel, coloured crayon and pen and ink on paper 37.1 x 33.3 cm
Private Collection

1934-47c Bouquet with Flying Lovers
oil on canvas 130.5 x 97.5 cm
Tate, London

1935 Flowers in the Road
oil on canvas 90.2 x 116.7 cm
Private Collection

1935 Married Couple
oil on canvas 148 x 80.8 cm
Private Collection

1935c The Blue Hour
oil on canvas 27.2 x 22.3 cm
Private Collection

1937 Blue Air
oil on canvas 116.9 x 89.2 cm
Private Collection

1937 Bouquet of Flowers
oil on canvas 99 x 71 cm
Private Collection

1937 Circus
watercolour, pastel and crayon on paper 65.1 x 51.1 cm
Private Collection

Note: This is such a big series, that I will try to post every other day. 

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