Friday 2 February 2018

Marc Chagall - part 1

c1915 Portrait of Marc Chagall by Yehuda Pen

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.

Born in Vitebsk, Russia, of a deeply religious Jewish family. First artistic instruction under Penn, a local painter, then spent 1907-10 in St Petersburg, where he entered the Imperial School for the Protection of the Fine Arts, and later studied under Bakst. Lived 1910-14 in Paris, where he met Apollinaire, Delaunay, Leger, Modigliani and Lhote. Somewhat influenced by Cubism, but differed from it in his love of fantasy. He held his first one-man exhibition at the Galerie Der Sturm, Berlin, 1914. He returned to Russia the same year and had to remain there because of the war. 

After the Revolution, he was appointed Fine Arts Commissar for the province of Vitebsk and directed an art academy; he also executed murals for Granovsky's Jewish Theatre in Moscow. Spent 1922-3 in Berlin, then 1923-40 in Paris, except for visits to Egypt, Palestine, Holland, Spain, Portugal and Italy; in addition to paintings he made illustrations for Gogol's “Dead Souls,” for La Fontaine's Fables and the Bible. He was in the USA as a refugee 1941-47, then returned to France, settling in 1950 at Saint Paul de Vence. His later works include a new ceiling painting for the Paris Opéra and, from 1957 a number of commissions for stained glass.


This is part 1 of a major 28-part series on the works of Marc Chagall:

Note: All works © 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York - ADAGP, Paris


1906c Old Woman with a Ball of Yarn
charcoal, gouache and oil on cardboard
Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

1907 Young Girl on a Sofa ( Mariaska )
oil on canvas 72 x 92.5 cm
Private Collection

1908 A House in Liozna
oil on paper 37 x 49 cm
Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

1908 Red Nude Sitting Up
oil on canvas 90 x 70 cm
State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Russia

1908 Small Drawing Room
oil on paper 22.5 x 29 cm
Private Collection

1908 The Dead
oil on canvas 28.8 x 68 cm
Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris

1908 View from a Window. Vitebsk
gouache on cardboard 49 x 36.3 cm
Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

1908 Window, Vitebsk
oil on canvas 67 x 58 cm
Private Collection

1909 Circumcision
oil on canvas 77.8 x 71.1 cm

1909 My Fiancée in Black Gloves
oil on canvas 88 x 65.1 cm
Kunstmuseum, Basel

1909 The Couple
oil on canvas 91 x 103 cm
Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris

1909 The Marriage
oil on canvas 68 x 97 cm
 E.G. Bührle Foundation, Zürich, Switzerland

1909-11c Sabbath
oil on canvas 91 x 95 cm
Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Fondation Corboud, Cologne, Germany
1909c Self-Portrait with Brushes
oil on canvas 57 x 48 cm
Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany

1910 Ateliér
oil on canvas 60 x 73 cm
Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris

1910 Birth
oil on canvas 65 x 89 cm

1910 Bridge
pencil, crayon, wash, brush and ink on paper 21.7 x 16.3 cm

1910 Butcher
gouache on paper 34 x 24 cm
Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia

1910 Nude with a Fan
gouache on paper 17.3 x 30.2 cm
Musée d'Art Moderne, Paris

1910 Portrait of the Artist’s Sister Aniuta
oil on canvas 92.3 x 70.3 cm
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

1910 Ressurection of Lazarus
gouache over graphite and pen and brown ink with touches of silver metallic pigment on paper 29.5 x 21 cm
Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA

1910 Still Life with Lamp
oil on canvas 81 x 45 cm
Galerie Rosengart, Lucerne, Switzerland

1910 The Bread Merchant
 oil on canvas 65.4 x 75 cm
Private Collection

1910 The Model
oil on canvas 62 x 51.5 cm
Private Collection

1910 Woman with a Bouquet
oil on canvas 64 x 53.5 cm
Private Collection

1910-11 Still LIfe with Fish
oil on burlap 62.9 x 50.2 cm
Private Collection

1911 Birth
oil on canvas 46 x 36 cm
Private Collection

1911 Bride with Fan
oil on canvas 45.7 x 38.1 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1911 Couple
watercolour and gouache on paper 31.1 x 24.1 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1911 Daphnis and Chloe
watercolour on paper 16.5 x 21 cm
Private Collection

1911 Death
gouache on paper 24.1 x 31.1 cm
Marcus Diener Collection, Basel

1911 Dedicated to my Fiancée
oil on canvas 196 x 114.5 cm
Kunstmuseum, Berne

1911 Half Past Three ( The Poet )
oil on canvas 197 x 146 cm
Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA

1911 I and the Village study
watercolour and gouache 21.5 x 13.5 cm
Marcus Diener Collection, Basel

1911 I and the Village
oil on canvas 192.1 x 151.4 cm
Museum of Modern Art, New York

1912 I and the Village
pencil, watercolour and gouache on paper
Royal Museums of Fine Arts Belgium, Brussels
© RMFAB, Brussels/Chagall

1923-24c I and the Village
pencil, gouache and watercolour on paper 39 x 30 cm
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1911 Interior II
oil on canvas 100 x 180 cm
Private Collection

1911 Man at Table
oil on canvas

1911 Nude with Cut Fruit
ink and brush and watercolour 20 x 29 cm

1911 Nude with Flowers
gouache on paper 33.6 c 23.1 cm
Private Collection

1911 Our Dining Room
Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris

1911 Rain oil
( and charcoal? ) on canvas 86.7 x 108 cm
Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice

1911 Rain study
Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia

Note: This is such a big series, that I will try to post every other day. 
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Wednesday 31 January 2018

Artist's Self-Portraits - part 8

A series on artist’s self-portraits. Some are famous as portraitists, others not so much, but very many artists have painted their own portraits over centuries. Some of the more contemporary artists became more experimental with their style of painting as time went on, and it’s interesting to see that development in their own portraits as well.

I decided to run the series in alphabetical order rather than chronological order, to give a more interesting mix of styles through the ages.


This is part 8 of an 8-part series on Artist’s Self Portraits:



Richard William Hamilton CH (1922 London – 2011 Northend, UK) was an English painter and collage artist. He participated in This is Tomorrow at the Whitechapel Gallery in 1956, for which he produced a collage entitled Just what is it that makes today's homes so different, so appealing? that was seen as possibly the earliest example of Pop Art.

Richard Hamilton 1938 Self-Portrait
© The estate of Richard Hamilton

Richard Hamilton 1951 Self-Portrait
etching and aquatint on paper 30 x 19.6 cm

Tate London
© The estate of Richard Hamilton

Richard Hamilton 1990 Four Self Portraits - 05.3.81
oil and enamel on cibachrome print on 4 canvases 75.5 x 75.4 cm each
Tate, London
© The estate of Richard Hamilton

Richard Hamilton 1990 Four Self Portraits - 05.3.81 
oil and enamel on cibachrome print on 4 canvases 75.5 x 75.4 cm each 
Tate, London 
© The estate of Richard Hamilton

Richard Hamilton 1990 Four Self Portraits - 05.3.81 
oil and enamel on cibachrome print on 4 canvases 75.5 x 75.4 cm each 
Tate, London 
© The estate of Richard Hamilton

Richard Hamilton 1990 Four Self Portraits - 05.3.81 
oil and enamel on cibachrome print on 4 canvases 75.5 x 75.4 cm each 
Tate, London 
© The estate of Richard Hamilton

Richard Hamilton 1990 Four Self Portraits - 05.3.81 
oil and enamel on cibachrome print on 4 canvases 75.5 x 75.4 cm each 
Tate, London 
© The estate of Richard Hamilton

Richard Hamilton 1990 Self-Portrait 13.7.90
© The estate of Richard Hamilton



Samuel Cooper, sometimes spelt as Samuel Cowper, (1609 London – 1672 London)was an English miniature painter, and younger brother of Alexander Cooper.

Samuel Cooper 1644-45 Self-Portrait Miniature
watercolour on vellum 17.8 x 12.7 cm



Samuel Palmer (1805 London – 1881 Redhill, UK) was a British landscape painter, etcher and printmaker. He was also a prolific writer. Palmer was a key figure in Romanticism in Britain and produced visionary pastoral paintings.

Samuel Palmer 1824-25c Self-Portrait
black chalk heightened with white on buff paper 29.1 x 22.9 cm
© Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

Samuel Palmer 1825c Self-Portrait
black chalk heightened with white on buff paper 29.1 x 22.9 cm
© Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, UK



Simeon Solomon 1840 London – 1905 London) was an English Pre-Raphaelite painter noted for his depictions of Jewish life and same-sex desire.

Simeon Solomon 1859 Self-Portrait
graphite on paper 16.5 x 14.6 cm
Tate, London

Simeon Solomon 1860 Self-Portrait
graphite on off-white wove paper 19.3 x 10.1 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, IL



Sir Stanley Spencer CBE RA (1891 Cookham, UK – 1959 Cliveden House, UK) was an English painter. Shortly after leaving the Slade School of Art, Spencer became well known for his paintings depicting Biblical scenes occurring as if in Cookham, Berkshire, England.

Stanley Spencer 1913 Self-Portrait
ink and chalk on paper 34.5 x 21.5 cm
Tate, London
© Estate of Stanley Spencer. All Rights Reserved 2018

Stanley Spencer 1914 Self-Portrait
oil on canvas 63 x 51 cm
Tate. London
© Estate of Stanley Spencer. All Rights Reserved 2018

Stanley Spencer 1936 Self-Portrait
oil on canvas 61.5 x 46 cm
© Estate of Stanley Spencer. All Rights Reserved 2018

Stanley Spencer 1939 Self-Portrait
oil on canvas 39.7 x 55.2 cm
The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK
© Estate of Stanley Spencer. All Rights Reserved 2018

Stanley Spencer 1939 Self-Portrait, Adelaide Road
© Estate of Stanley Spencer. All Rights Reserved 2018

Stanley Spencer 1957 Self-Portrait
oil on panel 35.6 x 25.4 cm
© Estate of Stanley Spencer. All Rights Reserved 2018

Stanley Spencer 1959 Self-Portrait
oil on canvas 50.8 x 40.6 cm
Tate, London
© Estate of Stanley Spencer. All Rights Reserved 2018



Sir Terry Frost RA (1915 Leamington Spa, UK – 2003 Hayle, UK) was an English abstract artist, who worked in Newlyn, Cornwall. Frost was renowned for his use of the Cornish light, colour and shape to start a new art movement in England.

Terry Frost 1945-48c Self-Portrait
© The estate of Sir Terry Frost

Terry Frost 1980 Self-Portrait
etching 27.7 x 20 cm
Tate, London
© The estate of Sir Terry Frost

Terry Frost 1984 Self-Portrait
pencil and ink on paper 35.5 x 30 cm
Private Collection
© The estate of Sir Terry Frost



Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins (1844 Philadelpia, PA – 1916 Philadelphia, PA) was an American realist painter, photographer, sculptor, and fine arts educator. He is widely acknowledged to be one of the most important artists in American art history.

Thomas Eakins 1904 Self-Portrait
oil on canvas 76.2 x 63.5 cm
The National Academy Museum and School, New York



Thomas Hart Benton (1889 Neosho, Missouri – 1975 Kansas City, Missouri) was an American painter and muralist. Along with Grant Wood and John Steuart Curry, he was at the forefront of the Regionalist art movement.

Thomas Hart Benton 1912 Self-Portrait

Thomas Hart Benton 1922 Self-Portrait with Rita
oil on canvas 125.7 cm x 101.6 cm
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri

Thomas Hart Benton 1970 Self-Portrait

Thomas Hart Benton 1972 Self-Portrait
lithograph on paper 49.8 x 35 cm
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC

Thomas Hart Benton Self-Portrait



Thomas Pollock Anshutz (1851 Newport, Kentucky – 1912 Philadelphia, PA) was an American painter and teacher. Co-founder of The Darby School and leader at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Anshutz was known for his award-winning portraiture work and working friendship with Thomas Eakins.

Thomas Pollock Anshutz 1909c Self-Portrait
oil on canvas 76.2 x 63.5 cm
National Academy of Design, New York



Tiziano Vecelli or Tiziano Vecellio, known in English as Titian, (1488 Pieve di Cadore, Italy – 1576, Venice, Italy) was an Italian painter, the most important member of the 16th-century Venetian school. He was born in Pieve di Cadore, near Belluno.

Titian 1550-62c Self-Portrait
oil on canvas 96 x 75 cm
Gemäldegalerie, Berlin

Titian 1562c Self-Portrait
oil on canvas 86 x 65 cm
Prado Museum, Madrid



Tom Phillips CBE RA (1937 London) is an English artist. He was born in London, where he continues to work. He is a painter, printmaker and collagist.

Tom Phillips 1987 Humument Self-Portrait at Fifty
pen and ink and gouache over printed page 17.8 x 12.7 cm
National Portrait Gallery, London
© DACS / Tom Phillips



Umberto Boccioni (1882 Reggio Calabria, Italy – 1916 Verona, Italy) was an influential Italian painter and sculptor. He helped shape the revolutionary aesthetic of the Futurism movement as one of its principal figures.

Umberto Boccioni 1905 Self-Portrait
oil on canvas 68.6 x 51.4 cm

Umberto Boccioni 1908 Self-Portrait
oil on canvas 100 x 70 cm
Brera Pinacoteca, Italy

Umberto Boccioni 1908 Self-Portrait
oil on canvas 100 x 70 cm
Palazzo Brera, Milan, Italy

Umberto Boccioni 1909 Self-Portrait
Civico Gabinetto dei Disegno del Castello Sforzesco, Milan

Umberto Boccioni 1910 Self-Portrait
graphite, ink and wash on paper 26 x 22.2 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York



Vincent Willem van Gogh (1853 Zundert, Netherlands – 1890 Auvers-sur-Oise, France) was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter who is among the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art.

Vincent van Gogh 1886 Self-Portrait with Pipe
oil on canvas
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Vincent van Gogh 1887 Self-Portrait
oil on canvas 41 x 33.5 cm
Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT

Vincent van Gogh 1887 Self-Portrait
oil on artist's board mounted on panel 41 x 32.5 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, IL

Vincent van Gogh 1887-88 Self-Portrait with Straw Hat
oil on canvas 40.6 x 31.8 cm
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Vincent van Gogh 1889 Self-Portrait
oil on canvas 65 x 54 cm
Musée d'Orsay, Paris

Vincent van Gogh 1889 Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear
oil on canvas 60.5 x 50 cm
Courtauld Institute of Art, London



William Hogarth FRSA (1697 London – 1764 London) was an English painter, printmaker, pictorial satirist, social critic, and editorial cartoonist.

William Hogarth 1735c Self-Portrait
oil on canvas 54.6 x 50.8 cm
Yale Centre for British Art, New Haven, CT

William Hogarth 1745 The Painter and his Pug ( Self-Portrait )
oil on canvas 90 x 69.9 cm
Tate, London

William Hogarth 1757c Self-Portrait
oil on canvas 45.1 x 42.5 cm
National Portrait Gallery, London



William Holman Hunt OM (1827 London – 1910 London) was an English painter and one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. His paintings were notable for their great attention to detail, vivid colour, and elaborate symbolism.

William Holman Hunt 1867 Self-Portrait
oil on canvas 103.5 x 73 cm
Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy



William Roberts RA (1895 London – 1980 London) was a British painter of groups of figures and portraits, and was a war artist in both World War One and World War Two.

William Roberts 1931 Self-Portrait Wearing a Cap
oil on canvas 55.9 x 35.9 cm
Tate, London


The skull cap, perhaps a sardonic reference to Titian, was in fact a swimming cap which Roberts owned:

William Roberts 1972 Self-Portrait in a Skull Cap
oil on canvas 51 x 41 cm
National Portrait Gallery, London



William Strang RA (1859 Dumbarton, UK – 1921 Bournemouth, UK) was a Scottish painter and engraver, notable for illustrating the works of Bunyan, Coleridge and Kipling.

William Strang 1885 Self-Portrait
etching
National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh

William Strang 1895 Self-Potrrait
etching on wove paper 20.2 x 18.8 cm ( plate )
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA

William Strang 1897 Self-Portrait
drypoint
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

William Strang 1905c Self-Portrait
oil on canvas 107 x 92.1 cm
National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh

William Strang 1910 The Red Fez
oil on canvas 61 x 45.4 cm
Kelvingrove Art Galley and Museum, Glasgow

William Strang 1919 Self-Portrait
oil on canvas 116.8 x 111.8 cm
Tate, London

William Strang 1919c Self-Portrait
oil on canvas 53.3 x 38.1 cm
National Galleries Scotland, Edinburgh