Purse mirror "Song of Songs IV" - Marc Chagall

Purse mirror "Song of Songs IV" - Marc Chagall

Original work
Song of Songs IV - 1958 - Oil on canvas - 144,5 x 210,5 cm

Closely resembling one of the set designs for the ballet Aleko, the composition presents David and Bathsheba entwined on the back of a winged horse flying over the city of Jerusalem. The colour of David's face could illustrate ...
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Dimensions :
Diam. 7,5 cm
Materials :
Glass, Metal
Museum :
Musée national d'Art moderne - Centre Pompidou
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Marc Chagall (1887-1985)

A painter, but also a sculptor and a poet, he was born in 1884 in Belarus into a modest family of Jewish origin. It was in his native city that he discovered painting, before leaving in 1907 to study at the Fine Arts School in St. Petersburg and start working in the studio of a Russian ballet decorator. Dreaming of discovering Paris, he settled there in 1911. As soon as he arrived, he met writers, poets and artists who lived in "La Ruche". This city of artists located in the 15th arrondissement of the capital has about a hundred workshops where artists of all nationalities live: Soutine, Archipenko, Zadkine, Léger, Delaunay...