Marc Chagall, L’Artiste au Chevalet (The Artist at the Easel), 1953
|Artist:||Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985)|
|Title:||L’Artiste au Chevalet (The Artist at the Easel), 1953|
|Medium:||Unique Hand-colored Watercolor with Pen and Ink on Paper|
|Image:||11 in x 8 in (27.9 cm x 20.3 cm)|
|Sheet:||11 in x 8 in (27.9 cm x 20.3 cm)|
|Framed:||21 1/2 in x 18 1/2 in (54.6 cm x 47 cm)|
|Edition:||A unique work|
|Signature:||This work is hand-signed by Marc Chagall (Vitebsk, 1887 – Saint-Paul, 1985) in pencil in the lower right.|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition.|
Marc Chagall L’Artiste au Chevalet (The Artist at the Easel), 1953 is an unique work which showcases the artist’s wonderful skills with watercolor. Chagall is a master with watercolor, sometimes even enhancing his printed work with the versatile medium. Watercolor is an excellent choice for Chagall, whose works often evoke an ethereal quality through their flowing color. In every way, watercolor enhances the gentle dissolution of form that Chagall’s works evoke. This dreamy quality is definitely apparent in this watercolor drawing.
In the center of the image sits a curly haired man whose soft hair is enhanced by the gentle shading around his face. Chagall also carefully illustrates the man’s eyes and his pointed nose. The artist appears to stare inquisitively at the blank canvas before him, perhaps contemplating his next artistic creation. Though his hands are imperceptible, he appears to be holding a large easel. Thin lines deriving from the easel daintily illustrate the appearance of paintbrushes. The blank canvas presents wonderful opportunities of creativity and expression; it is also a poignant symbol of artistic expression. We can easily imagine Chagall looking just as contemplative before each painting. Above him, the sun, colored yellow and green, becomes a focal point of the image. The subject bears an endearing resemblance to the curly-haired Chagall. Moreover, the scene is covered with varying shades of brown, projecting a painterly quality through the watercolor medium.
Created in 1953, this hand-colored watercolor with pen and ink on paper is hand-signed by Marc Chagall (Vitebsk, 1887 – Saint-Paul, 1985) in pencil in the lower right. This is a unique and original work.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Marc Chagall The Artist at the Easel (L’Artiste au Chevalet), 1953 is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that will accompany the sale of the work).
1. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.
About the Framing:
Marc Chagall The Artist at the Easel (L’Artiste au Chevalet), 1953 is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.