Marc Chagall, ‘Die Zauberflöte’, Roseberys

Note: theatrical poster for a production of die zauberflöte orthe magic flute by wolfgang amadeus mozart, metropolitan opera, new york city, late 20th century. for similar example see victoria & albert museum, london, museum number: s.900-2015

Condition Reports: in a glazed green/blue stained wooden moulding frame may or may not be stuck down, unexamined out of frame appears in good condition

Publisher: Mourlot, Paris

About Marc Chagall

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.

Russian-French, 1887-1985, Vitebsk, Belarus