Marc Chagall – Eva is damned by God. Original Lithograph

Original Lithograph

Mourlot Edition No. 236

Size: about 35x26cm

Condition: Good

Chagall (1887 – 1985) was a Russian-French painter of Jewish descent (from Belarus). He is often known as one of the best representatives of the Russian Avant-Garde in the West and one of the early modernists working in a variety of artistic styles.

Chagall was an extremely prolific artist. In particular, his legacy includes thousands of artworks that range from paintings and drawings to illustrations, stained glasses and fine art prints such as the one showcased here. Art historians associate Robert Delaunay and Apollinaire when he moved to Paris in 1910 where he came to close contact with Cubism and Fauvism. Around this time, alongside many of his contemporary modernist colleagues, he participated in both the Salon d’Automne and the Salon des Independants, where other modernist movements also emerged and found a new audience (e.g. Impressionism).

Chagall produced hundreds of collectable lithographs of his artworks which still survive today in often perfect conditions. The lithograph exhibited here depict a scene from the Old Testament, where God damns Eve for having eaten the forbidden fruit. Chagall produced numerous artworks which cantered around Biblical stories.

The Museum of Biblical Art described Chagall’s “printed” Bible as showcasing ‘Chagall’s fluid forms, dreamlike sense of space and unique style. In his choice of subject matter, Chagall reveals his reading of the Old Testament in its moments of triumph, sorrow, and prophecy.’

 

 

 

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