Marc Chagall, ‘Romeo and Juliette’, 1964, ArtWise

Advertising poster printed for the Office of French Tourism. Taken from a detail of the Ceiling of the Opera. This fragment is a tribute to Berlioz for Romeo and Juliette. It also includes pictures of the Place de la Concorde and the Arc de Triomphe. Published by the French Tourism Bureau, reference page #96 in 'Chagall's Posters - A Cataloque Raisonne', Sorlier, 1975 and printed by Mourlot.

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