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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