Sunday, 11 March 2018

Marc Chagall - part 20


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 1-19 also.

This is part 20 of a 28-part series on the works of Marc Chagall:


1961 The Expulsion from Paradise
oil on canvas 190.5 x 283.5 cm
© VBK Vienna 2009 / Musée National Biblique Marc Chagall

1961 The Night Wedding
oil on canvas 55 x 46 cm
Private Collection

1961 The Woman-Bird
oil on canvas 108 x 159 cm
Private Collection

1961 The Young Men of Méthymne
colour lithograph on Arches paper 54 x 38 cm ( sheet )

1962 Moses and the Tablets
 Chagall et la Bible Musée Rath, Geneva
colour lithograph 75.5 x 54 cm

1962 Gree Bird galerie Maeght poster, Paris
colour lithograph 71.1 x 53.3

1962 Bouquet and Red Ass
oil and brush and ink on panel 32.6 x 21.9 cm
Private Collection

1962 Candlestick
colour lithograph 32.5 x 24.5 cm

1962 Circus
oil on canvas 41 x 53 cm
Private Collection

1962 Frontispiece celebrating Chagall's Jerusalem windows
colour lithograph 32.5 x 24.5 cm

1962 Motherhood
colour monotype on Japan paper 56 x 38.2 cm

1961 Daphnis and Chloe Suite - 42 lithographs:


1961 Daphnis and Chloe is a pastoral elegy attributed to the Greek poet Longus, dating from the second century A.D. 


Chagall had always been delighted with the tale, which analysed the simple, mutual passion of two abandoned children who are protected by nymphs and the god Pan. When it was suggested to Chagall by Tériade (1956), the famed Parisian publisher, that he illustrate the fable of Daphnis and Chloe, Chagall began his preparation for the project by making two trips to Greece. While visiting Athens, Delphi, Olympia, Nauplis and Poros, Chagall executed a number of preliminary sketches and gouaches for the series. Falling in love with Greece, its landscape, history and climate deeply influenced his choice of colour and form for the Daphnis and Chloe lithographs.


1961 Frontispiece, from Daphnis and Chloé 
colour lithograph on Arches wove paper 42.2 x 32.1 cm

1961 Arrival of Dionysophanes, from Daphnis and Cho 
colour lithograph on Arches wove paper 42 x 32 cm ( sheet )

1961 Captain Bryaxis's Dream, from Daphnis and Chlo 
lithograph on ivory wove paper 42.2 x 64.5 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, IL
© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

1961 Chloe is Carried off by the Methymneans, from Daphnis and Chlo 
colour lithograph on Arches wove paper 42 x 64 cm
1961 Chloe's Judgement, from Daphnis and Chlo 
colour lithograph 
on Arches wove paper 42 x 64 cm ( sheet )

1961 Chloe's Kiss, from Daphnis and Chlo  
colour lithograph on Arches wove paper 42.2 x 32.1 cm

1961 Chloe, from Daphnis and Chlo 
colour lithograph 
on Arches wove paper

1961 Daphis and Gnathon, from Daphnis and Chlo
colour lithograph 
on Arches wove paper

1961 Daphnis and Chloé, from Daphnis and Chlo 
colour lithograph 
on Arches wove paper 31.5 x 25.8 cm ( image )

1961 Daphnis and Chloé, from Daphnis and Chlo 
colour lithograph on Arches paper 54 x 38.1 cm ( sheet )

1961 Daphnis and Chloé beside the Fountain, from Daphnis and Chloé
colour lithograph 
on Arches wove paper

1961 Daphnis and Gnathon, from Daphnis and Chloé
  colour lithograph on Arches wove paper 42.2 x 32.1 cm

1961 Daphnis and Lycenion, from Daphnis and Chloé
colour lithograph 
on Arches wove paper 42 x 32 cm ( sheet )

1961 Daphnis discovers Chloé, from Daphnis and Chloé
colour lithograph 
on Arches wove paper

1961 Daphnis's Dream and the Nymphs, from Daphnis and Chloé
colour lithograph 
on Arches wove paper

1961 Dorcon's Strategy, from Daphnis and Chloé
colour lithograph 
on Arches wove paper

1961 Hyméné, from Daphnis and Chloé 
colour lithograph on Arches wove paper

1961 Lamon Discovers Daphnis, from Daphnis and Chloé  
colour lithograph on Arches wove paper 41.9 x 32.1 cm ( sheet )

1961 Megacles Recognises his Daughter during the Feast, from Daphnis and Chloé
colour lithograph 
on Arches wove paper 42 x 64 cm ( sheet )

1961 Noon in Summer, from Daphnis and Chloé
colour lithograph 
on Arches wove paper

1961 Pan's Banquet, from Daphnis and Chloé
colour lithograph 
on Arches wove paper 42 x 32 cm ( sheet )

1961 Phileta's Orchard, from Daphnis and Chloé
colour lithograph 
on Arches wove paper 84.1 x 106 cm

1961 Philetas's Lesson, from Daphnis and Chloé
colour lithograph 
on Arches wove paper 42 cx 32 cm ( sheet )

1961 Sacrifices made to the Nymphs, from Daphnis and Chloé
colour lithograph 
on Arches wove paper

1961 Songe de Lamon and the Dryad, from Daphnis and Chloé
colour lithograph 
on Arches wove paper 41.9 x 32.1 cm ( sheet )

1961 Spring, from Daphnis and Chloé
colour lithograph 
on Arches wove paper 42 x 64 cm ( sheet )

1961 Summer, from Daphnis and Chloé
colour lithograph on Arches wove paper 42.2 x 32.1 cm

1961 Temple and History of Bacchus, from Daphnis and Chloécolour lithograph on Arches wove paper 

1961 The Bird Chase, from Daphnis and Chloé 
colour lithograph on Arches wove paper 64.1 x 41.9 cm

1961 The Dead Dolphin and the Three Hundred Dracmas, from Daphnis and Chloé
colour lithograph 
on Arches wove paper 41.9 x 31.8 cm

1961 The Death of Dorcon, from Daphnis and Chloé 
colour lithograph on Arches wove paper 42.2 x 32.1 cm

1961 The Little Swallow, from Daphnis and Chloé  
colour lithograph on Arches wove paper 42.9 x 32.4 cm

1961 The Meal at Dryas’s House, from Daphnis and Chloé 
colour lithograph on Arches wove paper

1961 The Nymph's Cave, from Daphnis and Chloé  
colour lithograph on Arches wove paper 42.2 x 64.1 cm

1961 The Orchard, from Daphnis and Chloé
colour lithograph 
on Arches wove paper 42 x 64 cm ( sheet )

1961 The Summer Season, from Daphnis and Chloé
colour lithograph 
on Arches wove paper 42 x 32 cm

1961 The Trampled Flowers, from Daphnis and Chloé
colour lithograph 
on Arches wove paper 42 x 32 cm ( sheet )

1961 The Wine Harvest, from Daphnis and Chloé
colour lithograph 
on Arches wove paper 42 x 32 cm ( sheet )

1961 The Wolf Pit, from Daphnis and Chloé
colour lithograph 
on Arches wove paper 42 x 32 cm

1961 Wedding Feast in the Nymphs' Grotto, from Daphnis and Chloé
colour lithograph 
on Arches wove paper 42 x 64 cm ( sheet )

1961 Winter, from Daphnis and Chloé
colour lithograph 
on Arches wove paper


1961 Paradise:


1961 Paradise 1
pastel on paper 23 x 31.2 cm

1961 Paradise 2
oil on canvas study 16 x 24 cm

1961 Paradise 3
oil on canvas 49 x 72.8 cm

1961 Paradise 4
oil on canvas 198 x 288 cm

1961 Paradise 5
gouache, pastel and watercolour on paper 31.5 x 47.5 cm

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