Marc Chagall, ‘ Fantasy of St. Petersburg (From the ballet, Aleko)’, 1958, Baterbys Art Gallery
Marc Chagall, ‘ Fantasy of St. Petersburg (From the ballet, Aleko)’, 1958, Baterbys Art Gallery
Marc Chagall, ‘ Fantasy of St. Petersburg (From the ballet, Aleko)’, 1958, Baterbys Art Gallery

This original photocolor on paper is a study for the backdrop for Scene IV of the ballet Aleko. Chagall designed sets and costumes for the production of Aleko at the Ballet Theatre of New York along with other several other theatrical productions. These commissions allowed Chagall to use his imagination and interest in fantasy to the fullest.

Framed in fluted gold moulding with off white matboard

Signature: Unsigned

Image rights: This is an original photocolor on paper and is not a poster print.

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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