Marc Chagall, ‘LE JARDIN DE POMONE’, 1968, Galerie d'Orsay

In excellent condition, with strong, fresh colors, printed on a sheet with full margins.

This lithograph is based on elements used in the chapter heading illustration from the album Sur la Terre des Dieux (Mourlot 529) with a new theme worked out in the lower portion of this image.

Series: A superb impression of the definitive state from the edition of 50 on this paper. numbered in pencil in the margin lower left (there were 25 additional impressions printed on Japon Impérial paper, for an overall edition of 75).

Signature: Hand-signed in pencil in the margin lower right Marc Chagall.

Mourlot 541.

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