Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Marc Chagall - part 11



Marc Zakharovich Chagall (born Moishe Zakharovich Shagalov 1887 - 1985) was a Russian-French artist of Belarusian Jewish origin. An early modernist, he was associated with several major artistic styles and created works in virtually every artistic format, including painting, book illustrations, stained glass, stage sets, ceramic, tapestries and fine art prints.

For more biographical information see part 1, and for earlier works see parts 1 - 10 also.

This is part 11 of a major 28-part series on the works of Marc Chagall:



1937 The Pot of Earth and the Pot of Iron
gouache on paper 51 x 40.5 cm ( sheet )

1937 The Revolution
oil on canvas 50 x 100 cm
Private Collection

1938 Beauty and the Beast

1938 Christmas Fantasy
watercolour, gouache, coloured crayons and pen and ink on paper 68.2 x 54.9 cm
Private Collection

1938 Midsummer Night's Dream
oil on canvas 116.5 x 89 cm
Musée de Peinture et de Sculpture, Grenoble

1938 Spring
colour lithograph 35.6 x 26 cm

1938 The Family
gouache and pastel on paper 48.3 x 66 cm ( sheet )

1938 White Crucifixion
oil on canvas 154.6 x 140 cm
Art Institute of Chicago, IL
© 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York - ADAGP, Paris

1938-39 Bride and Groom of the Eiffel Tower
oil on linen 150 x 136.5 cm
Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris

1938-39 The Baldaquin

1938-40 The Three Candles
oil on canvas 127.5 x 96.5 cm
Private Collection

1938-42 The Madonna of the Village
oil on canvas 102.5 x 98 cm
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

1938-43 Between Darkness and Light
oil on paper laid down on canvas 100 x 73 cm
Private Collection

1939-47 The Bride and Groom on a Cockerel

1940 Man with Umbrella
gouache on paper 45 x 28.3 cm
 Private Collection

1940 Street in the Village
oil on paper laid down on canvas 51.9 x 64.2 cm
Private Collection

1940 The Crucifixion
oil on canvas 34 x 29.4 cm
Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA

1940 The Village on Fire
gouache on paper 67.6 x 51.4 cm
Private Collection

1940-43c Fire in the Snow
pencil, gouache and pastel on paper 62 x 49.2 cm
Private Collection

1940c Study for "Crucifixion"
ink and gouache on paper 48.9 x 38.4 cm
Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA

1940c The Crucifixion
oil and pen an ink on canvas 43.8 x 36.7 cm
Private Collection

1940c Vase of Flowers
pencil, gouache, watercolour, pastel and coloured crayon on paper 65.5 x 50.1 cm
Private Collection

1941 The Horsewoman in White
pencil, gouache and coloured wax crayons on paper 50.5 x 65 cm
 Private Collection

1941-42 A Clown Playing the Violin
watercolour pastel, and pencil on paper 61.9 x 49 cm
Private Collection


1942 Hello Paris
oil and pastel on cardboard 62 x 46 cm
Private Collection

1942 Study for "Springtime"
gouache, watercolour and India ink on paper laid down on Chinese paper 135.9 x 94 cm


1942-43 Eiffel Tower from special edition of the surrealist magazine VVV, New York
etching 27.3 x 19.7 cm ( sheet )

( Special Edition of surrealist magazine VVV, New York, 1943. A portfolio of prints and drawings by Breton, Calder, Carrington, Chagall, Ernst, Hare, Masson, Matta, Motherwell, Selgmann, Tanguay )

1942c La Chevauchee de la Discorde ou la Guerre
oil on canvas

1942 Aleko opera by Rachmaninoff

A Ballet in four tableau created by Léonide Massine and Marc Chagall, Aleko is inspired by a poem by Pushkin, “The Gypsies.” Commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera of New York, Chagall created costumes and scenery in 1942 in Mexico, where the first performance was held.

1942 A Duke
costume design for a Duke in Aleko

1942 A Fantasy of St Petersburg  ( Aleko scene IV )
gouache on paper 57.1 x 38 cm
Museum of Modern Art, New York

1942 A Wheatfield on a Summer's Afternoon
( Study for backdrop for Scene III of the ballet Aleko )
gouache, watercolour and pencil on paper 38.7 x 57.2 cm
Museum of Modern Art, New York

After three decades of gracing the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Lenfest Hall, Marc Chagall’s A Wheatfield on a Summer’s Afternoon being taken down.

1942 Aleko and Zemphira in the Moonlight
pencil, wash and gouache on paper
Museum of Modern Art, New York

1942 Costume design for a Fortune Teller and a Gypsy for Aleko

1942 Costume design for a Gypsy for Aleko

1942 Costume design for a Jouer de Bandera for Aleko
photo by Yvette G.

1942 Costume design for a Peasant for Aleko ( scene III )
Museum of Modern Art, New York

1942 Costume design for a Rooster for Aleko

1942 Costume design for Aleko

1942 Costume design for Aleko

1942 Costume design for Aleko ( scene IV )

1942 Costume design for Zemphira for Aleko ( scene I )

1942 Costume designs for a Street Dancer and Gypsies for Aleko

1942 Costume for a Gypsy for Aleko
photo by Yvette G.

1942 Costume for a Gypsy for Aleko 
photo by Yvette G.
1942 Costume designs for Aleko

1942 Costume for a Cockerel for Aleko

1942 Costume for a Chauve-Souris for Aleko
photo by Yvette G.

1942 Costume for a Fish for Aleko ( scene IV )

1942 Costume for a Gypsy for Aleko
Photo by Yvette G.

1942 Costume for a Society Lady for Aleko
photo by Yvette G.

1942 Costume for Aleko in Aleko
photo by Yvette G.

1942 Costume for Zemphira for Aleko
photo by Yvette G.

1942 Dance of the Gypsies sketch for choreography in Aleko

1942 Sketch for the choreography for Aleko ( scene IV )

1942 The Carnival ( scene II )

1942 Violin
costume design for Aleko

Alicia Markova as Aleko's Zemphira in a costume designed by Marc Chagall

Note: This is such a big series, that I will try to post every other day. 

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