Marc Chagall Les fables de La Fontaine New edition

Marc Chagall Les fables de La Fontaine New edition

French language

3rd edition reviewed and corrected

In 1926, shortly after leaving Russia for France, Marc Chagall was commissioned by the merchant and art publisher Ambroise Vollard to illustrate Les Fables de Jean de La Fontaine.

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Dimensions :
17 × 24 × 1,5 cm
Artist :
Marc Chagall (1887-1985)
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Museum :
Musée national d'Art moderne - Centre Pompidou
Art movement :
Modern & Contemporary Art
Size of the book :
Bound full paper without cover
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Publication :
Mars 2003
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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...