MARC CHAGALL (1897-1985) Russian-Jewish painter is recognized as one of the most significant painters and graphic artists of his time. Chagall painted in a style all his own, combining elements of Expressionism, Symbolism, Cubism and, to a lesser degree, other Modernist art movements. His works combine recollection with folklore and fantasy. A prolific and multi-faceted artist, Chagall left behind him thousands of works in many different techniques and media that have established him as one of the foremost artists of the 20th Century.
About (Daphnis & Chloe): Daphnis and Chloe is a timeless tale of innocence, cruel fate, loyalty, betrayal, vengeful gods and even dastardly pirates, but one in which love ultimately conquers all. Almost nothing is known about the author -- even his name is in doubt -- although he was probably a native of Italy who wrote in Greek, familiar with the island of Lesbos where the action takes place. But the one thing we do know for certain is that it was written over 2,000 years ago.
Believing that Chagall was uniquely suited to depicting this tale of young love triumphing over adversity, he was commissioned to provide a series of illustrations to Daphnis and Chloe. Chagall embarked on a long trip, travelling from Rome to Athens, then Delphi, and finally the island of Poros. Chagall fell in love with the sea, the landscape and the light of the Peloponnese. On the trip he made a series of sun-filled gouaches and pastel drawings, preparatory studies for the 42 lithographs he would subsequently create back in Paris. The result has come to be regarded as one of the most beautiful illustrated books of the last century.
Original Limited Edition Offset Lithograph on wove paper, 1977. Edition Size: 250. Paper Size: 12.5" x 9.5." Unsigned & unnumbered as issued. Published by George Braziller. Excellent Condition; never framed or matted.
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