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Le Piège. (The trap)

Le Piège. (The trap)
Le Piège. (The trap)


Publisher / Artist : CHAGALL, M. 
Title : Le Piège. (The trap) 
Published : Paris, 1962 
Size : 380 x 285mm. 
Colouring : In original litograph colours. 
Condition : In very good condition, beautiful colours. 

Original coloured lithograph (Mourlot n°355), taken from the magazine "Derrière le miroir". Printed for "La revue derrière le miroir", an exceptional French art magazine, illustrated with original lithographs by famous artists, with original texts by the great poets and writers of the time. It was published from 1946 to 1982 and accompanied each exhibition of the Maeght Gallery.

The circus became one of Chagall’s favourite subjects during his early years in Paris, and remained so throughout his career. His experience and memory of clowns, acrobats and young ladies on horseback lay at the heart of this personal mythology. He joined a long and distinguished line of Impressionist and Modern painters who featured the circus in their work, including Degas, Seurat, Toulouse-Lautrec, Picasso, Rouault, van Dongen and Léger.

Marc Chagall (Russian: Марк Захарович Шагал, Mark Zakharovich Chagal, Belarusian: Марк Захаравiч Шагал, Mark Zakharavich Chagal), born Moïche Zakharovitch Chagalov (Russian: Мойшe Захарович Шагалов), is a painter and engraver, born July 7, 1887 in Liozna, near Vitebsk, in Belarus (then integrated into the Russian Empire), naturalized French in 1937, and died on March 28, 1985, in Saint-Paul-de-Vence.
Chagall is one of the most famous artists installed in France in the twentieth century, with Pablo Picasso. His work, without being attached to any school, has characteristics of surrealism and neo-primitivism. Inspired by the Jewish tradition, the shtetl (Jewish village in Eastern Europe) and Russian folklore, she develops her own symbolism, around the intimate life of the artist. Chagall tried, in addition to painting on canvas, engraving, sculpture, poetry, painting on stained glass, enamel, etc.

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