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Marc Chagall Aleko

Marc Chagall Aleko is an original Etching and Aquatint on Rives BFK paper created after a Marc Chagall artwork of a Russian tale “Aleko and his wife Zemphira”. From the signed and numbered edition of 300, signed by Marc Chagall. Published by Maeght, Paris. Printed by Georges Visat. Maeght 1206.

Marc Chagall’s works are heavily inspired by his childhood home in Belarus, as well as his Russian and Jewish heritage. Aleko depicts a scene from an old Russian love tale. In the work, he embraces his wife Zemphira under the moon. This scene is augmented by the bright red rooster next to the moon, used to signify strength and re-birth. Chagall was commissioned to create backdrops for the ballet of Aleko, which inspire this work.

Honored for his distinct style and pioneering role among Jewish artists, Marc Chagall painted dream-like subjects rooted in personal history and Eastern European folklore. Though he actively engaged in the Parisian artistic community, art for Chagall was first and foremost a means of personal expression. He preferred to be considered separately from other artists, his imagery and allegory uniquely his own.

Title

Aleko

Medium

Aquatint, Etching

Year

c.1955

Edition

300

Catalogue Raisonné

Maeght 1206

Signature

Signed, numbered

Size 22 x 30 (in)
56 x 76 (cm)
Price Price on Request
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Marc Chagall Aleko is an original Etching and Aquatint on Rives BFK paper created after a Marc Chagall artwork of a Russian tale “Aleko and his wife Zemphira”. From the signed and numbered edition of 300, signed by Marc Chagall. Published by Maeght, Paris. Printed by Georges Visat. Maeght 1206.

Marc Chagall’s works are heavily inspired by his childhood home in Belarus, as well as his Russian and Jewish heritage. Aleko depicts a scene from an old Russian love tale. In the work, he embraces his wife Zemphira under the moon. This scene is augmented by the bright red rooster next to the moon, used to signify strength and re-birth. Chagall was commissioned to create backdrops for the ballet of Aleko, which inspire this work.

Honored for his distinct style and pioneering role among Jewish artists, Marc Chagall painted dream-like subjects rooted in personal history and Eastern European folklore. Though he actively engaged in the Parisian artistic community, art for Chagall was first and foremost a means of personal expression. He preferred to be considered separately from other artists, his imagery and allegory uniquely his own.

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Title

Aleko

Medium

Aquatint, Etching

Year

c.1955

Edition

300

Catalogue Raisonné

Maeght 1206

Signature

Signed, numbered

Size 22 x 30 (in)
56 x 76 (cm)
Price Price on Request