Exhibition

Marc Chagall

7 Nov 2015 – 6 Dec 2015

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Wed - Fri 11am - 6.30pm Sat 10am - 6pm Sun 10am - 4pm
Open by appointment outside normal opening hours.

Sylvester Fine Art

London, United Kingdom

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  • Belsize Park, Swiss Cottage

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“I don’t know where he gets those images....” said Picasso, “he must have an angel in his head.”

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As part of its continuing programme of exhibitions which feature 20th century modern masters, Sylvester Fine Art is delighted to present Marc Chagall Prints.  Saturday 7 November and Sunday 8 November mark the opening weekend of this latest offering from the gallery in Belsize Village. 

During a 75-year career, Chagall made an astonishing 10,000 works of art, many of which were prints.  He was a prolific lithographer and etcher and these more affordable artworks are as collectible as any of his paintings.

The Museum of Biblical Art describes Chagall’s famous Bible prints as showing "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."

Charles Sorlier, master lithographer at the Atelier Mourlot in Paris wrote of Marc Chagall, his lifelong friend and collaborator: “He fabricated a mystical world of lovers, musicians and artists in his work. Chagall chose lithography as a medium that could offer him almost unlimited painterly freedom to explore this world. Since lithography is a technique where the artist can work directly on the printing plate or lithostone, the resultant prints convey the spontaneity of Chagall's brushstrokes and drawn lines. Lithography also allowed Chagall to work in lush colour, which he viewed as his métier, and for which Chagall has become renowned. Chagall's lithographs are now among the most collected art works of the 20th century.”

The prints on show and for sale at Sylvester Fine Art will comprise examples from a variety of portfolios, including Gogol’s Dead Souls, The Bible series’, Celui qui Dit and The Fables of La Fontaine, as well as a wide-ranging selection of his broader lithographic output.  Prices will range from £300 to £5,000 making them a suitable choice for most pockets.

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For further information, please contact Andrea Sylvester on 020 7443 5990 or andrea@sylvesterfineart.co.uk

 

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