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Marc Chagall L'ange du jugement (s.9156), 1974

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Marc Chagall, L'ange du jugement (s.9156)
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About the work
  • Medium

    Print : lithography

  • Dimensions cm | inch

    28.5 x 21.5 inch

  • Support

    Print on Arches paper

  • Framing

    Golden wood frame with glass

  • Artwork dimensions including frame

    28.9 x 23.4 inch

  • Type

    Numbered and limited to 200 copies
    1 remaining copy

  • Authenticity

    Work sold with an invoice from the gallery
    and a certificate of authenticity

  • Signature

    Hand-signed by artist

  • About the artwork

    Artwork sold in perfect condition

    Title: L’ange du jugement (s.9156)
    The Angel of Judgment
    Medium: Lithograph, in colours, 1974, on Arches watermarked paper, signed by the artist in pencil, lower right, with deckle edge on right, Lower left printed “CH.SORLIER. GRAV.
    Edition: 195/200
    A dramatic rendering of this scene of Adam and Eve from the creation story. Designed after the maquette for the fourth lancet of Chagall’s renowned stained glass windows for the Cathedral of Saint Stephen of Metz in Lorraine, France, this artwork features a brilliant colour palette of canary yellow accented by pops of blue, green, and red. The Angel of Judgment is pictured in the upper left of the composition, depicted with fiery crimson hair and a pleasant expression, while Adam and Eve are represented as a single figure with two faces towards the centre of the image. In this surreal interpretation of the expulsion, the beginning of humanity is captured with expressive use of colour and line.
    It was Lithographed by Charles Sorlier, a principal Chromatist in Mourlot Freres, with whom the artist worked closely for over 25 years. Our work is after a painting made some time before.Sorlier was a master colourist, and continually encouraged Chagall to experiment with vivid hues and to incorporate them into his lithography. To this day, Chagall's lithographic "afters" produced in collaboration with Sorlier are still some of the most prized pieces of the artist's graphic oeuvre, representing a brilliant conjunction of Chagall's unparalleled painterly style and Sorlier's mastery of technique.
    The work was made as a poster to advertise an exhibition of the artists works at the Musee National Message Biblique at Nice. This poster can be seen in “Les Affiches de Chagall on page 139. Our work is an “avant les lettres” print made on better quality paper, made in a ,limited edition and signed by the artist.
    Image size : 634 x 495 mms
    Collections: Charles Sorlier, Paris
    Literature: Sorlier, Charles, Chagall Lithographs 1974-1979, Vol. 5. New York: Crown Publishers, 1975. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. CS 45 on page 241
    Published by: Editions des Amis du Message Biblique Marc Chagall, Nice
    Condition: In good Condition
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marc chagall

Marc Chagall

France Born in: 1887 Masterpieces

Marc Chagall is a painter and printmaker born in Belarus in 1887.

He was raised by his Jewish mother, who passed on to him the passion of man and made him read the Bible. Vitebsk, the area where he grew up, would always represent his childhood paradise and later greatly influence his artistic work.

He studied at the School of Fine Arts of Saint-Petersburg and then worked in a studio. He was pupil of Leon Bakst, who introduced him to Bella Rosenfeld, with whom he fell in love.

In 1910, he moved to Paris. There, he discovered Fauvism as the movement was fading, and Cubism just as it was emerging. He was fascinated by the joyful colors of Fauvism and by Cubism's deconstruction of objects. Even if he was living in Paris, Marc Chagall never forgot his native country, Russia, and never ceased to be inspire by it. In fact, the Jewish culture in which he grew up is always present in his work.

In Paris, Marc Chagall met Blaise Cendrars, Robert Delaunay and Guillaume Apollinaire with whom he became friends.

In 1914, He returned to Vitebsk, thinking he would only stay there a short while, but the First World War preventing him from coming back to France. He Married Bella with whom he had a daughter. He painted the life of the Jewish community, persecuted because they were suspected of collaborating with the Russians. After the Revolution, he let to Moscow, where he worked for the Jewish Art Theater.

Back in Paris, his friend Ambroise Vollard, ask him to do some illustrations for the" Fables de La Fontaine" and for the Bible. He did several gouaches for the religious texts that he considered to be " the biggest source of poetry of all time". He then did a collection of etchings about the Old Testament, which he donated to the French government. This latter has been exhibited in the Louvre and then at the National Museum of Biblical messages in Nice, which was later named National Museum Marc Chagall.

Marc Chagall can not be associated to one particular movement, since the artist preferred to combine several styles. However In his work we can find characteristics of surrealism and Neo-Primitivism. Marc Chagall created his paintings and prints inspired by his own intimate life.

He died in 1985 in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France.

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