Thursday, 15 March 2018

Marc Chagall - part 22



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 1-21 also.


This is part 22 of a 28-part series on the works of Marc Chagall:


1964 The Blue Sky of Paris
colour lithograph 76.8 x 56.8 cm ( sheet )

1964 The Bouquet of the Artist
colour lithograph on Arches paper 57.5 x 42.5 cm ( sheet )

1964 The Circus Horse
gouache on paper 49.4 x 61.8 cm
Private Collection

1964 The Marriage
lithograph on arches paper 49.8 x 65.1 cm

1964 the White Clown
lithograph 38 x 27 cm

1964 Tribute to the Eiffel Tower
colour lithograph 76 x 53.5 cm ( sheet )

1964 Woman by a Window
colour lithograph 75.4 x 55.6 cm ( sheet )

1964-66 War
oil on canvas 163 x 231 cm
Kunsthaus, Zurich, Switzerland


1965 Bouquet on a Red Background
oil on canvas 55 x 46.5 cm
Private Collection

1965 Rest
colour monotype on Japan paper 38.5 x 56.5 cm

1965 Self-Portrait
colour lithograph 70 x 50 cm ( sheet )

1965 The Lovers in the Red Cockerel
oil on canvas 81 x 66 cm
Private Collection

1965 Winter Memories
oil on canvas 63.5 x 73 cm

1965-70 L’Ecruyere en Rose
oil on canvas 46 x 27 cm

1965-70c Lovers on a Purple Background
oil on canvas-board 24.1 x 19 cm
Private Collection

1966 Abraham and the Three Angels
oil on canvas 190 x 292 cm
Musée, Chagall, Nice, France

1966 Bouquet in front of the Window
colour lithograph 51.4 x 41.3 cm ( sheet )

1966 Carmen
colour lithograph 101.6 x 66 cm ( sheet )

1966 Metropolitan Opera Poster
lithograph on paper 101.6 x 66 cm

1966 Cows over Vitebsk
oil on canvas 116 x 89 cm

1966 Horsewoman on Red Horse
oil on canvas 120 x 100 cm
Private Collection

1966 Jacob's Dream
oil on canvas 195 x 27.8 cm
Musée Chagall, Nice, France

1966 Jacob's Dream study

1966 Kunsthaus Hamburg poster
colour lithograph 82.5 x 58.4 cm

1966 Portrait of Vava
oil on canvas 92 x 65 cm
Private Collection

1966 The Horseman
oil on canvas 146 x 114.3 cm

1966 The Poet
colour lithograph on Arches paper 65.5 x 46.5 cm ( sheet )

1966 The Red Circle
colour lithograph on Arches paper 76.2 x 54.6 cm ( sheet )


1966 The Strike of the Rock
oil on canvas 237 x 232 cm
Musée Chagall, Nice, France

1967 "Le Cirque au Clown Jaune"
Galerie Berggruen, Paris poster
colour lithograph 86 x 56 cm

1967 Stained Glass Window design
All Saints Church, Tudeley, Kent, England

1967 Blue Cow
colour lithograph 32 x 23 cm

1967 Carmen
colour lithograph on Arches paper 101.7 x 66.5 cm ( sheet )

1967 Hommage a Chagall
Galerie de la Marine, Nice poster
colour lithograph

1967 Lunaria
oil on canvas 100 x 80.9 cm
Private Collection

1967 Peasant Couple
colour lithograph 64.8 x 49.5 cm

1967 The Blue Face
oil on canvas 129.7 x 96.6 cm
Private Collection

1964-67 Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
 at the New York Metropolitan Opera:


In 1964, the Metropolitan Opera commissioned Marc Chagall to design the stage sets and costumes for its first production of Mozart’s acclaimed opera The Magic Flute. One of his favourite plays, Chagall embraced his designs as he tried to draw parallels between the Bible and Mozart’s opera.  To him, they both shared the fundamental principles of goodness and truth; “For me there is nothing on earth that approaches those two perfections, The Magic Flute and the Bible,” he said.


In 1967, when a new production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute opened at New York City’s Metropolitan Opera, the steady pulse of the opera world was sent racing. Marc Chagall was 79-years old at that time.


1967 Die Zauberflöte ( The Magic Flute ) poster
colour lithograph 101.6 x 66 cm

1965 Scene painting for The Magic Flute
1.300 x 2.350 m

Scene painting for The Magic Flute

1966-67 The Ballet of Animals costume design
pencil, gouache, ink and glued fabrics on wove paper 38.1 x 27.7 cm
Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris

1967 Costume for The Magic Flute
© Metropolitan Opera Archives

1967 Costume for The Magic Flute 
© Metropolitan Opera Archives

1966 The Story of Exodus:


1966 The Story of Exodus, Frontispiece 
Moses and the Tablets
colour lithograph on Arches paper 50.5 x 37 cm

1966 The Story of Exodus
Aaron and the Seven-Branched Candlestick
colour lithograph on Arches paper 50.5 x 37 cm

1966 The Story of Exodus
Bezaléel and his Two Golden Cherubim
colour lithograph on Arches paper 50.8 x 36.6 cm

1966 The Story of Exodus 
Bezaléel and his Two Golden Cherubim 
colour lithograph on Arches paper 50.5 x 37 cm

1966 The Story of Exodus
colour lithograph 53 x 38.4 cm

1966 The Story of Exodus
colour lithograph on Arches paper 44.5 x 32.2 cm

1966 The Story of Exodus
colour lithograph on Arches paper 53 x 39.5 cm

1966 The Story of Exodus
God Directs Moses to Make Vestments for use in the Sanctuary
colour lithograph on Arches paper 50.5 x 37 cm

1966 The Story of Exodus
God Turns Moses' Staff into a Serpent
colour lithograph on Arches paper 50.5 x 37 cm

1966 The Story of Exodus
God Sends Aaron to Meet Moses c
olour lithograph on Arches paper 50.5 x 37 cm

1966 The Story of Exodus
Moses Blesses the Children of Israel
colour lithograph on Arches paper 50.5 x 37 cm

1966 The Story of Exodus
 Moses Calls Down Darkness Upon Egypt
colour lithograph on Arches paper 50.5 x 37 cm

1966 The Story of Exodus
Moses Calls the Waters Down Upon the Egyptian Army
colour lithograph on Arches paper 50.5 x 37 cm

1966 The Story of Exodus
Moses Shows the Elders the Tablets of Law
colour lithograph on Arches paper 50.5 x 37 cm

1966 The Story of Exodus
Moses Strikes the Rock so the People May Drink
colour lithograph on Arches paper 50.5 x 37 cm

1966 The Story of Exodus
Moses then Came and Called for the Elders
colour lithograph on Arches paper 50.8 x 36.8 cm

1966 The Story of Exodus
Pharaoh's Daughter and Moses
colour lithograph on Arches paper 50.5 x 37 cm

1966 The Story of Exodus The Ten Commandments
colour lithograph on Arches paper 50.5 x 37 cm

1966 The Story of Exodus
Then the Angel of the Lord Appeared
colour lithograph on Arches paper

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