Friday, 23 February 2018

Marc Chagall - part 12


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 - 11 also.

This is part 12 of a major 28-part series on the works of Marc Chagall:


1942-65 Sketchbook (All 18.7 x 18.8 cm):



















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1943 In the Night
oil on canvas 47 x 52.4 cm
Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA

1943 Mexican Serenade
gouache, pastel, watercolour and brush and ink on paper 45.8 x 34.8 cm
Private Collection

1943 The Horse Ride in the Night
gouache on paper 63.5 x 48.4 cm
Private Collection

1943 The Juggler
oil on canvas 109.9 x 79.1 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

1943 The War
oil on canvas 105.8 x 75.9 cm
Musée National d’Art Moderne Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris

1943 The Yellow Crucifixion
oil on canvas
Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris

1943 War
oil on canvas 105 x 76 cm
 Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris

1943c Mexican Motherhood
gouache, pastel and brush and ink on paper 67.6 x 50 cm
 Private Collection

1944 Hommage au Passe
oil on canvas 71 x 75.5 cm
Private Collection

1944 Listening to the Cock
oil on canvas 92.5 x 74.5 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

1944 The Song of the Cockerel
oil on canvas 92.5 x 74.5 cm
 Private Collection

1944 Marriage
oil on canvas 99 x 74 cm
Private Collection

1944 Red Cockerel in the Night
 Private Collection

1944 Seiltanzerik with Viola
etching 22.8 x 15.2 cm ( plate )
de Young / Legion of Honour Museums of San Francisco

1944 The House with the Green Eye
oil on canvas 58 x 51 cm
Private Collection

1944 To my Wife
oil on canvas 107 x 178.8 cm
Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris

1945 Around Her
oil on canvas 131 x 109.7 cm
Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris

1945 Artist in front of the Easel
oil, coloured ink and China ink on canvas 86 x 74 cm

1945 Blue Concert
oil on canvas  124.5 x 99.1 cm
Private Collection

1945 The Soul of the City
oil on canvas 107 x 81.3 cm
Musée National d’Art Moderne Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris


1945 The Wedding Candles
Chagall painted this in memory of his beloved wife Bella, who had died of a virus infection in New York City in September 1944. She was, he wrote, “the companion of my life, the woman who was my inspiration.”

1945c The Wedding Candles
oil on canvas 122.2 x 120 cm
Private Collection

1945 The Firebird
Chagall arrived in New York in 1941, fleeing occupied France and the Nazi threat. “The Firebird,” a ballet with a scenario by Michel Fokine and music by Igor Stravinsky, was staged for the first time by the Ballet Russes in 1910.

1945 Costume design for The Firebird by Stravinsky
New York City Ballet
© New York Public Library

1945 Costume design for The Firebird by Stravinsky
New York City Ballet 
© New York Public Library

1945 Costume design for The Firebird by Stravinsky
New York City Ballet 
© New York Public Library

1945 Costume design for The Firebird by Stravinsky
New York City Ballet 
© New York Public Library

1945 Costume design for The Firebird by Stravinsky
New York City Ballet 
© New York Public Library

1945 Costume design for The Firebird by Stravinsky
New York City Ballet 
© New York Public Library

1945 Costume design for The Firebird by Stravinsky
New York City Ballet 
© New York Public Library

1945 Costume design for The Firebird by Stravinsky
New York City Ballet 
© New York Public Library

1945 Costume design for The Firebird by Stravinsky
New York City Ballet 
© New York Public Library

1945 Costume design for The Firebird by Stravinsky
New York City Ballet 
© New York Public Library

1945 Costume design for The Firebird by Stravinsky
New York City Ballet 
© New York Public Library

1945 Costume design for The Firebird by Stravinsky
New York City Ballet 
© New York Public Library

1945 Costume design for The Firebird by Stravinsky
New York City Ballet 
© New York Public Library

1945 Costume design for The Firebird by Stravinsky
New York City Ballet 
© New York Public Library

1945 Costume design for The Firebird by Stravinsky
New York City Ballet 
© New York Public Library

1945 Costume design for The Firebird by Stravinsky
New York City Ballet 
© New York Public Library

1945 Costume design for The Firebird by Stravinsky
New York City Ballet 
© New York Public Library

1945 Costume design for The Firebird by Stravinsky
New York City Ballet 
© New York Public Library

1945 Costume design for The Firebird by Stravinsky
New York City Ballet 
© New York Public Library

1945 Costume design for The Firebird by Stravinsky
New York City Ballet 
© New York Public Library

1945 Costume design for The Firebird by Stravinsky
New York City Ballet 
© New York Public Library

1945 Costume design for The Firebird by Stravinsky
New York City Ballet 
© New York Public Library

1945 Costume design for The Firebird by Stravinsky
New York City Ballet 
© New York Public Library

1945 Costume design for The Firebird by Stravinsky
New York City Ballet 
© New York Public Library

1945 Costume design for The Firebird by Stravinsky
New York City Ballet 
© New York Public Library

1945 Front Curtain for the Firebird

1945 Set Design for the Firebird

1945 Set Design for the Firebird

1945 Set Design for the Firebird

1945 Set Design for the Firebird

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