Vintage Poster: MARC CHAGALL - GRAND PALAIS Artist: Chagall, Marc Zaharovich
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This is a French Mourlot exhibition poster for a Marc Chagall exhibit at the Grand Palais in Paris, which took place from the 13th of December 1969 to the 8th of March 1970.
Marc Chagall was one of the most influential modernist painters of the 20th century, noted for his wholly original amalgamation of modern styles and above all, his gorgeous and richly symbolic use of color. As Picasso once said, "When Matisse dies, Chagall will be the only painter left who understands what color really is." The poster is in many ways a classical example of Chagall's aesthetic, exemplifying the remarkable ways that he drew from the traditions of cubism, symbolism, and fauvism to create vibrantly dynamic and wholly modern form of surrealist-flavored representation.
This remarkable piece depicts what appears to be a court jester holding out a bouquet of flowers. To his left, there is a small town, but Chagall's slippy use of perspective and figuration makes the jester appear to be giant and the town appear to be tiny. Over the town there is a group of dimly outlined people who are mingling together and dancing. The way black outlines of the scene are giving body and depth through Chagall's using of undulating and scratchy brush strokes of a faded dream like eggplant purple.
Below, in a elegantly simple font that does nothing to distract the viewer's eye from the image above, the poster lists the information of the exhibition.
(Not linen backed)
Approx. Size: 20" x 28" (51cm x 71cm) Artist: Chagall, Marc Zaharovich Circa: 1970 Origin: France Price Range Category: $801.00 up to $1,600.00 ID: 00035
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