Marc Chagall, ‘Siren with the Poet,  Sirène au poète ’, ca. 1964, E-Moderne Gallerie
Marc Chagall, ‘Siren with the Poet,  Sirène au poète ’, ca. 1964, E-Moderne Gallerie
Marc Chagall, ‘Siren with the Poet,  Sirène au poète ’, ca. 1964, E-Moderne Gallerie
Marc Chagall, ‘Siren with the Poet,  Sirène au poète ’, ca. 1964, E-Moderne Gallerie
Marc Chagall, ‘Siren with the Poet,  Sirène au poète ’, ca. 1964, E-Moderne Gallerie
Marc Chagall, ‘Siren with the Poet,  Sirène au poète ’, ca. 1964, E-Moderne Gallerie

Limited edition Lithograph.
Purchased through Gilden’s art UK.

Images: 24.1 x 17.9. (61.3 x 45.5 cm.)
Sheet: 28.9 x 20.7”. (73.3 x 52.6 cm.)
Framed: 38 x 30.75”. (96.52 x 78.105cm)

Marc Chagall Sirène au poète (Siren with Poet), 1967 from Nice & the Côte d’Azur is a quintessential work by Chagall. The composition centers around the suspended poet and siren, who hold each other so close that their forms merge into one. Royal blue palm trees and flowers bloom in the dusk beneath them, and the ocean reflects a crimson moon back at its counterpart in the sky. Combining figurative elements with a bisected, geometric green and blue sunset, this print presents itself as a harmonious whole. The twinned pairs of birds, lovers, and moons multiply this sense of oneness, where each element finds its mirror.

Series: 126/150

Signature: Hand number in pencil at the lower left Margin.

Image rights: Collector & Gallery

Publisher: Sorlier, Charles. Chagall Lithographs, Volume V. New York: Crown Publishers, 1984.

Collector, collection, NYC, NYC

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