Marc Chagall, ‘Apocalypse en Lilas, Capriccio’, 1945, Painting, Gouache, pencil, indian wash ink and indian ink on paper, Ben Uri Gallery and Museum
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Marc Chagall

Apocalypse en Lilas, Capriccio, 1945

Gouache, pencil, indian wash ink and indian ink on paper
20 1/5 × 14 3/10 in
51.2 × 36.3 cm
.
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Ben Uri Gallery and Museum
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Ben Uri Collection, acquired in 2009 supported by Miriam and Richard Borchard, Sir Michael and Lady …

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Marc Chagall
Russian-French, 1887–1985
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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. He worked in several mediums, including painting, printmaking, and book illustration, and his stained glass windows can be seen in New York, France, and Jerusalem. Chagall arrived in Paris in 1910 and began experimenting with Cubism, befriending painters Robert Delaunay and Fernand Léger. Chagall’s style has been described as a hybrid of Cubism, Fauvism, and Symbolism, and his supernatural subjects are thought to have significantly influenced the Surrealists. 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.

Marc Chagall, ‘Apocalypse en Lilas, Capriccio’, 1945, Painting, Gouache, pencil, indian wash ink and indian ink on paper, Ben Uri Gallery and Museum
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Ben Uri Gallery and Museum
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Ben Uri Collection, acquired in 2009 supported by Miriam and Richard Borchard, Sir Michael and Lady Morven Heller, and an anonymous donor, and benefitting from the advice of Lionel Pissarro and the Art Fund

This important study was executed in April 1945 when Chagall was in exile in New York and mourning his late …

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Marc Chagall
Russian-French, 1887–1985
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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. He worked in several mediums, including painting, printmaking, and book illustration, and his stained glass windows can be seen in New York, France, and Jerusalem. Chagall arrived in Paris in 1910 and began experimenting with Cubism, befriending painters Robert Delaunay and Fernand Léger. Chagall’s style has been described as a hybrid of Cubism, Fauvism, and Symbolism, and his supernatural subjects are thought to have significantly influenced the Surrealists. 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.

Marc Chagall

Apocalypse en Lilas, Capriccio, 1945

Gouache, pencil, indian wash ink and indian ink on paper
20 1/5 × 14 3/10 in
51.2 × 36.3 cm
.
Permanent collection
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