Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Marc Chagall - part 21

Marc Chagall in 1952

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 1-20 also.

This is part 21 of a 28-part series on the works of Marc Chagall:


Ceramics by Marc Chagall:


1962 Chagall Céramiques
Poster for Galerie Madoura
colour lithograph 66 x 48 cm

Ceramic by Marc Chagall

Ceramic by Marc Chagall

Ceramic by Marc Chagall

Ceramic by Marc Chagall

Ceramic by Marc Chagall

Ceramic by Marc Chagall

Ceramic by Marc Chagall

Ceramic by Marc Chagall


1962 Stained Glass Window for Hebrew University Jerusalem

1962 Sun over Saint-Paul de Vence
colour lithograph

1962 Temple and History of Bacchus
colour lithograph 41.9 x 64.1 cm ( sheet )

1962 The Bay of Angels
colour lithograph 57 x 57 cm ( sheet )

1962 The Bay of Angels
lithographic poster 97.8 x 61.6 cm

1962 The Circus in the Yellow Sun
oil on canvas
Private Collection

1962-63 King David
oil on canvas 179.8 x 98 cm
Private Collection

1963 King David on a Pink Background
oil, acrylic and brush and ink on canvas 24 x 16 cm
1962c The Place de la Concorde
colour lithograph 39.1 x 30 cm ( sheet )

1963 Acrobats at Play
colour lithograph on wove paper 31.9 x 24.1 cm

1963 Apparition at the Circus
colour lithograph 32 x 24 cm

1963 Clown in Love
lithograph 32 x 24.5 cm ( sheet )

1963 Clown with Flowers
colour lithograph

1963 Couple in a Tree
lithograph 32 x 24 cm ( sheet )

1963 In Front of the Picture
lithograph 32 x 23.5 cm ( sheet )

1963 Inspiration
colour lithograph 31.8 x 24.1 cm ( sheet )

1963 Les Peintres Temoins de Leur Temps
Musée Galliera, Paris
colour lithograph 76.2 x 50.8 cm

1963 Maïakovski poster
lithograph

1963 Night
oil on canvas 145.3 x 113.6 cm
Private Collection

1963 Nocturne in Vence
colour lithograph on wove paper 31.9 x 24.1 cm ( sheet )

1963 Paravent
colour lithograph on paper laid down on wood ( 4 panel folding screen )
144.8 x 45.1 cm each

1963 Poster for Les Peintres Témoins de Leur Temps
colour lithograph 75 x 51 cm

1963 The Large Bouquet
colour lithograph on Arches paper 116.8 x 58.7 cm ( sheet )

1963 The Mountebanks
lithograph 32 x 24.5 cm

1963 The Revolution
colour lithograph 70 x 54 cm ( sheet )

1963 The Wandering Musicians
ithograph 32 x 24.5 cm

1963 Vava in Red Turban
colour monotype on antique Japan paper 48 x 33.5 cm ( sheet )

1963c Jacob Wrestling with the Angel
pencil, pastel and watercolour on paper 48 x 40 cm

1964 "Le Ciel Bleu" Galerie Maeght poster
colour lithograph 70 x 55 cm

1964 Offrande a la Tour Eiffel
Smithsonian Institution ( Washington, DC ) travelling exhibition
colour lithograph 71 x 52 cm

1964 Basket of Fruit and Pineapples
colour lithograph 75.2 x 54.6 cm ( sheet )

1964 Harlequin’s Family
colour lithograph on BFK Rives wove paper 71 x 57 cm

1964 Life
oil on canvas 296 x 406 cm
Fondation Maeght, Saint Paul de Vence, France

1964 Lovers with Green Faces
oil on canvas 46.2 x 38.3 cm
Private Collection

1964 Offering Flowers
colour lithograph on BFK Rives paper 75.8 x 56 cm ( sheet )

1964 Peace Window
stained glass
 UN building, New York

1964 Romeo and Juliet
colour lithograph 100.3 x 65.1 cm ( sheet )



1963-64 The Paris Opera House
The nearly 2,600-square-foot canvas, which required a staggering 440 pounds of paint, was not initially well received however. When French Minister of Culture André Malraux announced the commission for the project in 1960, many were outraged by the prospect of a modernist painter - and a foreign-born one at that - taking his brush to the ceilings of Charles Garnier’s neo-Baroque masterpiece. But Chagall’s passion for the project won out.

Completed over the course of eight months in various Paris studios, the canvas commemorated contemporary and historic composers, actors, and dancers, evoking the transformative power and beauty of art through the rich colour and composition for which Chagall was known. The work quickly won over many early doubters and became a benchmark for integrating modernism into France’s historic landmarks: A year later André Masson would be commissioned to create a new ceiling for the Théâtre de l’Odéon. Chagall’s ceiling is now one of the Opéra’s most popular attractions.


1963 Final study for the ceiling of the Opera Garnier, Paris
gouache on paper laid down on canvas 358.1 x 358.1 cm
Private Collection

1963-64 Ceiling of the Opera Garnier, Paris

1963-64 Ceiling of the Opera Garnier, Paris
detail

1963-64 Ceiling of the Opera Garnier, Paris
detail

1963-64 Ceiling of the Opera Garnier, Paris
detail

1963-66 Moses Receiving the Tablets of the Law:


1963 Moses and the Tablets of Law
hand-coloured lithograph 80.6 x 58.4 cm

1963c Moses Receiving the Tablets of the Law
charcoal, gouache and oil on paper 46 x 38 cm

1963c Moses Receiving the Tablets of the Law
oil on canvas 26 x 30 cm

1966 Moses Receiving the Tablets of the Law
oil on canvas 23.8 x 23.4 cm
Musée Chagall, Nice, France

1966 Moses Receiving the Tablets of the Law
pencil and India Ink on paper 33 x 32.7 cm

1966 Moses Receiving the Tablets of the Law
study

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