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Le Couple au Crépuscule by Marc Chagall

Le Couple au Crépuscule by Marc Chagall

Shapero Modern

Colour Lithograph


Edition Size: edition of 50

Image Size: 94 x 69.9 cm

Sheet Size: 115.6 x 75.6 cm

Reference: M. 972


Condition: Excellent

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Lithograph in colours, 1980, on Arches paper, signed in pencil, numbered from the edition of 50, published by Maeght Editeur, Paris, image: 94 x 69.9 cm. (37 x 23 ½ in.), sheet: 115.6 x 75.6 cm. (45 ½ x 29 ¾ in.)

The title of this work translates to ‘the couple at twilight’ and depicts a romantic encounter of two lovers with a full moon illuminating the gradually darkening sky. The artist’s first wife and childhood love, Bella, who was the subject of many works throughout the artist’s career, is believed to be represented here with Chagall, as well as in the pair of flying lovers in the sky. Upon closer inspection, we can notice two smaller floating figures, one painting on a canvas and the other playing the flute and the horse in Chagall’s work is believed to represent the artist himself. Amongst the vibrant colours used in this piece is ‘Chagall blue’, the characteristic shade of blue that dominated his paintings


The Artist

Marc Chagall

Marc Chagall began using printmaking techniques when he was 35 years old. He produced a lot of lithographs, etchings, and woodcuts while residing in Berlin, Germany, during the time. The art dealer Vollard hired Chagall in 1923 to illustrate the Bible, La Fontaine’s Fables, and The Dead Souls by Gogol.

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