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Marc Chagall
1887 - 1985
LE PEINTRE AU VILLAGE, LE SOIR
stamped Marc Chagall (lower right)
oil on canvasboard
22 by 14cm., 8 5/8 by 5 1/2 in.
Painted circa 1980.
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The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by the Comité Chagall.

Provenance

Estate of the Artist
Private Collection
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1996

Catalogue Note

A recurring motif of Chagall’s fantastical art is the depiction of him at his easel, paint brush in hand. Within his deceptively complex fanciful compositions, representative of a dream, this motif provides an insight into the artist’s understanding of his role and purpose in this mysterious world. Elusive in its interpretation, Chagall himself said he was a dreamer who never woke up and his choice to depict himself at his easel reflects how he was searching for answers about his existence. Chagall’s works are full of personal metaphor and sentimentality, encapsulating his vision of a warm and pictorial universe; he continually referenced his home and childhood and as this present work demonstrates, his life as a painter.

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