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Marc Chagall – La Baie des Anges (The Bay of Angels)

Marc Chagall, La Baie des Anges (The Bay of Angels) is a vintage lithograph poster created in 1962.  This piece was conceived as a design for the French Tourist Commissariat to be used as a poster advertising Nice and Cote d’Azur outside of France. This gorgeous blue piece is hand signed and dated by Marc Chagall in ink lower right.

Nice and the Côte d’Azur (also known as the French Riviera) is located on the Mediterranean coastline in the south of France. The warm climate and vivid colors of Nice and the Côte d’Azur attracted many famous artists during the first half of the 20thcentury including Marc Chagall, Pablo Picasso, and Henri Matisse. Nice and the Côte d’Azur captured the heart and imagination of Marc Chagall, who loved the beauty of the Mediterranean. It was in Nice that Chagall believed he was “born for the second time,” as Nice awoke within him a sense of well-being, plentitude, and freedom. He relished in the warm sun and clear, blue waters of the Mediterranean, and his whimsical imagery reflects the love that he held for Nice.

Chagall lived his final years in Saint Paul de Vence from 1966-1985, where he was constantly in motion on new projects, even up to the day he died at age 97 (his tomb can be found in the Saint Paul de Vence cemetery).   His works can be found up and down the coast …and sometimes crop up in surprising places, like at the winery Sainte Roseline where a Chagall mosaic covers a wall in the chapel, or in the back of L’Ane Rouge restaurant in the Nice Port, where you can find a red ceramic donkey, a gift to his stubborn red-haired mistress, Anne, who he nicknamed L’Ane Rouge.

Title

La Baie des Anges (The Bay of Angels)

Medium

Lithograph Poster

Year

1962

Signature

Signed, dated

Catalogue Raisonné

Sorlier 38

Size 39.25 x 24.5 (in)
100 x 62 (cm)
Price Price on Request
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Marc Chagall, La Baie des Anges (The Bay of Angels) is a vintage lithograph poster created in 1962.  This piece was conceived as a design for the French Tourist Commissariat to be used as a poster advertising Nice and Cote d’Azur outside of France. This gorgeous blue piece is hand signed and dated by Marc Chagall in ink lower right.

Nice and the Côte d’Azur (also known as the French Riviera) is located on the Mediterranean coastline in the south of France. The warm climate and vivid colors of Nice and the Côte d’Azur attracted many famous artists during the first half of the 20thcentury including Marc Chagall, Pablo Picasso, and Henri Matisse. Nice and the Côte d’Azur captured the heart and imagination of Marc Chagall, who loved the beauty of the Mediterranean. It was in Nice that Chagall believed he was “born for the second time,” as Nice awoke within him a sense of well-being, plentitude, and freedom. He relished in the warm sun and clear, blue waters of the Mediterranean, and his whimsical imagery reflects the love that he held for Nice.

Chagall lived his final years in Saint Paul de Vence from 1966-1985, where he was constantly in motion on new projects, even up to the day he died at age 97 (his tomb can be found in the Saint Paul de Vence cemetery).   His works can be found up and down the coast …and sometimes crop up in surprising places, like at the winery Sainte Roseline where a Chagall mosaic covers a wall in the chapel, or in the back of L’Ane Rouge restaurant in the Nice Port, where you can find a red ceramic donkey, a gift to his stubborn red-haired mistress, Anne, who he nicknamed L’Ane Rouge.

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Title

La Baie des Anges (The Bay of Angels)

Medium

Lithograph Poster

Year

1962

Signature

Signed, dated

Catalogue Raisonné

Sorlier 38

Size 39.25 x 24.5 (in)
100 x 62 (cm)
Price Price on Request