Artist Replete presents "Adam and Eve and The Forbidden Fruit" by French painter, printmaker and designer, Marc Chagall. A historically recognized piece by a legendary artist.
ABOUT THE ARTWORK
In 1930 Art dealer Ambroise Vollard commissioned Marc Chagall to complete an illustrated series of the Bible. Chagall travelled to Palestine in 1931 and stayed for two months drawing inspiration from the Holy Land sites and the people.
“Since my early youth, I have been fascinated by the Bible,” he said, believing it to be “the greatest source of poetry of all time.”
It was a gargantuan task that spanned 25 years. In all he completed 105 etchings on copperplate showing parables and figures from the Old and New Testament. Once printed the copperplate was defaced. The entire suite of etchings was finally completed in 1956.
In 1956 the French Art critic and publisher Teriade brought out a special publication exclusively devoted to Chagall’sThe Bible. For this publication Chagall composed 18 full-page colour lithographs.
ForBible Ihe focused on characters from the Old Testament such as the Founding Fathers, The Kings, the Prophets and Angels. He followed this up four years later in 1960, withIllustrations for The Bible.
These Lithographs come from those two publications and should not be confused with the many subsequent reproductions. THIS IS NOT A MASS PRODUCED REPRINT. IT IS THE ORIGINAL PRINT LITHOGRAPH FROM CHAGALL'S BIBLE II.
Marc Chagall (1887 –1985) was a Russian-French artist.An early modernist, he was associated with several major artistic stylesand created works in a wide range of artistic formats, including painting, drawings, book illustrations, stage sets, ceramics, and fine art prints.
Predating Surrealism, his early works were among the first expressions of psychic reality in modern art. In 1928, Chagall painted a piece titled Les Amoureux. After 9 decades, the artwork later sold for $28.5 million, becoming the top lot of the auction and the highest price paid for a Chagall work.
Marc Chagall was a close friend of Pablo Picasso for nearly twenty years. However, the friendship came to an abrupt end after the pair exchanged heated words at a 1964 dinner party held in Chagall's home. Despite this, Picasso still had great admiration for Chagall and always spoke highly of him.
Marc Chagall is listed as one of the most prominent blue chip artists in the art market today.
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