Fernand Mourlot and Marc Chagall examine a lithograph
Plate: MP. 22
|Title: Bible, Marc Chagall, Verve
from the "Affiches Originales" series.
Printed by Mourlot Freres in Paris, 1959.
Presented in 16 x 20 in. acid free, archival museum mat, with framing
labels. Ready to frame. Shipped boxed flat via Fedex.
Certificate of Authenticity.
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| Sheet Size:
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"The Old Testament Bible Story was perhaps the single most important
source of inspiration for Chagall’s art.. Whilst many of his works
treat themes of love which are outwardly secular, at an underlying
level there is the constant influence of the Bible stories and teaching.
In his introduction to the catalogue for his Museum of the Bible Message
in Nice Chagall wrote that two factors lay at the centre of his artistic
inspiration - Love and the Bible Story. ‘Ever since my earliest youth
I have been fascinated by the Bible. I have always believed that it
is the greatest source of poetry of all time...The Bible is an echo
of nature, and this I Have endeavoured to transmit....In art everything
is possible, so long as it is based on love.’
Chagall's first colour lithographs had been drawn whilst he was in
New York but it was in the stimulating atmosphere of the Mourlot studio,
where Picasso had found such
inspiration from 1945, that Chagall's real pleasure in the medium
of colour lithography came to full fruition in the years from the
beginning of the 1950's." (Weston)
During the 1950s the renowned French printer, Mourlot Freres, printed
most of the "original" posters of the most important artists
of the day. In 1959 they printed the series "Affiches Originales"
for collectors. They are reduced lithographic versions of the "original"
posters created by the contemporary masters, Picasso,
Chagall, Braque, Matisse,
Miro, Leger, and Dufy.