Marc Chagall

b.1887-d.1985

Marc Chagall

Marc Chagall remains a mystery and a phenomenon. The artist was able to create a collection of unusual, out-of-the-ordinary paintings so very far from the trends of the time.

Chagall takes us far beyond usual boundaries to magical lands flowing in a perpetual daydream. Chagall did not wait for psychoanalysis to become trendy; he was already studying the subconscious. His works are timeless, even if art critics would criticize a Fauvist Chagall or a Cubist Chagall or his attempts at expressionism and surrealism. And sometimes with good reason, but then again, Chagall remains Chagall. Dedicating his life to a quest for all things spiritual, even mystical, Chagall sometimes tipped over into the fantastic.

“Come back, you are famous and Vollard (famous art dealer of the time) is waiting for you” wrote the poet Cendrars from Berlin…in 1922! Rare are the works of art that enjoyed such seemingly instant fame throughout the art world. Chagall died leaving behind him a considerable collection peppered with donkeys, nanny-goats and characters soaring high above towns…scenery and landscapes anchored so firmly in our collective unconscious, rendering every Chagall piece a work of art that stands out above the rest.

Numerous retrospectives have paid tribute to this master painter of the 20th century, adored by the masses as well as the critics. Sales of his pieces remain the stuff records are made of in auction houses around the world today.

Artworks

Marc Chagall, Around the woman with the red face, 1970-1975
Marc Chagall, Gouache pour l'album Les mille et une nuit (planche 4), 1946
Marc Chagall, Green square lovers, circa 1970-1975
Marc Chagall, L'ange au-dessus du village, 1969-1972
Marc Chagall, L'Arrivée de la Reine de Saba, 1971-1972
Marc Chagall, L'Âne Vert, 1978
Marc Chagall, La nuit, 1974
Marc Chagall, La poule aux oeufs d'or (Fables de La Fontaine), 1927
Marc Chagall, Le Cirque au village, 1966
Marc Chagall, Le Roi David, 1963
Marc Chagall, Le songe, 1978
Marc Chagall, Le violoniste, 1961
Marc Chagall, Les fiancés au cirque, 1982
Marc Chagall, Les Offrandes, 1958
Marc Chagall, Mimosas et Iris, circa 1964-1969
Marc Chagall, Soleil au cheval rouge, 1977
Marc Chagall, Souvenir de Paris, 1976
Marc Chagall, The newlyweds under the canopy, 1978-1980
Marc Chagall, The newlyweds with rooster, circa 1975
Marc Chagall, Two faced couple, 1980
Marc Chagall, Violonist in the snowy village, 1977
Marc Chagall, L’Hiver : Arbre en hiver, 1974