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Marc Chagall: The Circus, p. 2

Our Chagall pages are arranged thematically and/or by series and illustrate over 200 different etchings and lithographs.
Clicking on the links will bring you to one or more pages on that subject.

Paris / Paris2 / The Village / The Circus / Circus 2 / Lovers / Lovers 2 / Music / Music 2
Flowers / Flowers 2 / Self Portraits / Self Portraits 2

Dead Souls (1923-27) / Dead Souls 2 / Dead Souls 3 / Dead Souls 4 / Dead Souls 5 / Maternité (1925-26)
Fables of La Fontaine (1927-30) / Fables 2 / De Mauvais Sujets (1958) / Et sur la terre (1977

Chagall and the Bible
Etchings for the Bible (1930-39, 1952-56) / Bible Etchings 2 / Bible Etchings 3
1956 Verve Lithographs for the Bible / 1956 Bible Lithographs 2
1960 Verve Lithographs for Drawings for the Bible / 1960 Bible Lithographs 2 / 1960 Bible Lithographs 3
The Story of the Exodus (1966) / Exodus 2 / The Jerusalem Windows (1962) / Other Biblical Subjects

Chagall in black and white / Signed Chagall Etchings and Lithographs
Original Posters

Review, 12/10/03 Rhythm Section (an entertainment guide jointly produced by the Wisconsin State Journal and the Capital Times)

Marc Chagall on The Circus

For me, a circus is a magical spectacle, a passing and dissolving like a little world. There is a disquieting circus, a circus of hidden depths. These clowns, riders, acrobats are imprinted on my sight. Why? Why am I moved by their make-up and their grimaces? With them I travel on toward other horizons. Their colors and their painted masks draw me toward other, strange, psychic forms which I long to paint.

Circus! A magical word, a centuries old entertainment parading before us, in which a tear, a smile, a gesture of arm or leg takes on the quality of great art.

And what do circus people receive in return? A crust of bread. Night brings them solitude and sadness stretching on to the following day until evening, amid a blaze of electric light, heralds a renewal of the old life. For me, the circus is the most tragic of all dramatic performances.

Throughout the centuries, its voice has been the most shrill heard in the quest for the amusement and joy of man. Often it takes on a high poetic form. I seem to see a Don Quixote tilting at windmills, like the inspired clown who has known tears and dreams of human love.

My circus pitches its Big Top in the sky.
It performs among the clouds, among the chairs,
Or in the moon-reflecting windows.
In the streets a man goes by.
He puts out the lights and lamps of the town.
The show is over.
Marc Chagall, Circus (1967)
Apparition at the circus (M. 392). Original color lithograph, 1963. 40 signed & numbered + c. 2000 unsigned impressions for Chagall Lithographe II. Illustrated in the 1988 Moscow Chagall Exhibition. Image size: 320x240mm. Price: $1250.
Clown with flowers (M. 399). Original color lithograph, 1963. 40 signed & numbered + c. 2000 unsigned impressions for Chagall Lithographe II. Illustrated in the 1988 Moscow Chagall Exhibition. Image size: 320x240mm. Price: $1250
Clown in love (M. 394). Original lithograph, 1963. 40 signed and numbered impressions plus c. 3000 impressions published in Chagall Lithographe II. Image size: 325x250mm. Price: $850.
The White Clown (M. 411). Original lithograph, 1964. 75 signed and numbered impressions plus c. 2000 impressions signed in the plate. Published in a special number of the deluxe art review Derriere le Miroir dedicated to Chagall's recent paintings. Image size: 380x280mm. Price: $1000.
The sun and the red horse (M. 945). Original color lithograph, 1979. 50 signed and numbered impressions plus 20,000 unsigned impressions for a special number of the deluxe art review Derrière le Miroir dedicated to Chagall, of which this is one. One of Chagall's most cheerful depictions of the joys the universe takes in lovers. Image size: 300x410mm. Price: SOLD.
Acrobat on a green background (M. 946). Original color lithograph, 1979. 20,000 impressions signed in the stone. Illustrated in Chagall's Works in Series. Ours is a pencil-signed impression taken from the deluxe art review, Derriere le Miroir. 310x220mm. Image size: 278x211mm. Price: $4000.

Also available without the pencil signature: $950.
The Green Clown (M. 468). Original color lithograph, 1966. 1500 unsigned impressions (there are no signed impressions). Image size: 250x190mm. Price: $1050.
German Expressionism: Survey I / Survey II / Survey III

"Käthe Kollwitz and German Expressionism" featured over fifty works by Käthe Kollwitz plus additional works by Josef Albers,
Ernst Barlach, Rudolf Bauer, Max Beckmann, Peter Behrens, Heinrich Campendonck, Marc Chagall, Lovis Corinth,
Otto Dix, Lyonel Feininger, Conrad Felixmuller, Hans Fronius, Alfons Graber, Otto Greiner, Georg Grosz, Erich Heckel,
Hannah Hoch, Karl Hofer,Wassily Kandinsky, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Paul Klee, Oskar Kokoschka, Ludwig Meidner,
Edvard Munch, Gabrielle Munter, Heinrich Nauen, Emile Nolde, Max Pechstein, Hilla von Rebay, Georges Rouault,
Rudolf Schlichter, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Siegfried Schott, Georg Tappert, Wilhelm Wagner, and others.

German Expressionist Drawings

The Russians: Chagall, Sonia Delaunay, Goncharova, Larionov, and Malevich

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