THIS IS A DEEPLY POETIC WORK. WISTFUL AND ROMATIC WITH DEEP VIVID COLORS, THIS IMAGE HAS EXTREMELY BRILLIANT TONALITY-OFFERING AN IMPRESSIVE COMPOSITION, WHICH DISPLAYS CHAGALL’S UNIQUE UNDERSTANDING OF FORM, COLOR, AND THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE. DEEP TONES OF BLUE WITH ACCENTS OF VIBRANT RED, YELLOW, GREEN AND WHITE CREATE AN ILLUMINATED NIGHT SCENE WITH A FULL MOON HANGING LOW IN THE SKY. THE ABSTRACTED PROFILES OF A MAN AND WOMAN IN THE LEFT APPEAR PEACEFUL AND TRANQUIL, WITH THE WOMAN’S ARMS WRAPPED AROUND A DELICATE BOUQUET OF BRIGHT FLOWERS. SITTING AT THE BOTTOM, A BOWL OF FRUIT APPEARS AS THOUGH FLOATING IN THE WATER BEHIND IT WITH TINY BOATS AND THE EDGE OF LAND IN THE DISTANCE. THE MYSTERIOUS COMBINATION OF INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR SPACE COEXISTING SIMULTANEOUSLY FURTHER ARTICULATES THE SENSE OF INTIMACY AND ROMANCE WITHIN THIS STUNNING WORK OF ART.
MARC CHAGALL (1887-1985) SIGNED OFFSET LITHOGRAPH, “Marc Chagall, Torino 1953”, signed on the reverse in black ink, after his 1949 gouache entitled “Saint Jean Cap Ferrat”, 3.75 x 5.75, attractively double-matted and framed in gold to an overall size of 7.75 x 9, by the Russian-French artist who was an early modernist associated with several major artistic styles. Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat is a small village in the Cote d’Azur region of Southeastern France near where Chagall lived (1948-1985). This stunning, authentically hand-signed, small lithograph, is in fine condition, and is matted and framed ready for display. One final note of warning: We have almost 40 years experience authenticating signatures and discovered that many of the “hand-signed Chagall” listings on eBay are forgeries.