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A3 GICLEE: "Above..." BY MARC CHAGALL
Limited Edition Giclee Print
Size: 13" x 19" (with border)
GALLERY LIST PRICE: $100-$150.00
Each reproduction is created using UV stable pigment based archival inks on Premium Picture paper, designed for the highest quality professional images, color intense, 10 mil, heavy weight, water resistant, acid-free. This unique paper provides instant drying and water resistant properties, eliminates smudging and fading, while the acid-free base materials ensure that each Inkjet Giclee print will still look great years from now.
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SURFACE: ALLOWS MUCH MORE INTENSITY of COLOR SATURATION! Posters and typical art prints use less expensive papers that do not absorb the vibrant intensity of the artists’ application of colors. GICLEE PRINTS as described above DO!!
NUMBER OF INKJETS and TYPE of INKS used: A typical print; even most lithographs are produced with a limited number/range of color inkjets. Using archival inks and a much more effective replication process with more inkjets and colors; the variables and details of each work are much better represented in accordance with how the original artist painted them.
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ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Russian painter Marc Chagall was one of the great masters of the School of Paris. He was also praised as an influence on surrealism, a twentieth-century artistic movement that expressed the subconscious in wild imagery.
An inspired childhood
Marc Chagall was born Moishe Shagal on July 7, 1887, in Vitebsk, Russia, to a poor Jewish family that included ten children. His father, Zakhar Chagall, worked in a fish factory and his mother, Ida Chagall, worked in the family home and ran a grocery store. The years of his childhood, the family circle, and his native village became the main themes of his art. These first impressions lingered in his mind like original images and were transformed into paintings with such titles as the Candlestick with the Burning Lights, the Cow and Fish Playing the Violin, the Man Meditating on the Scriptures, the Fiddler on the Roof, and I and My Village. According to French poet and critic André Breton (1896–1966), with Chagall "the metaphor [comparison of images] made its triumphant return into modern painting." And it has been said that Pablo Picasso (1881–1973) was a triumph of the mind, but Chagall was the glory of the heart.
Chagall received early schooling from a teacher friend who lived nearby. He then attended the town school, but he only did well in geometry. He became an apprentice (a person who works for another in order to learn a profession) to a photographer but did not like the work. He then decided that he wanted to become an artist and talked his parents into paying for art lessons. He began his artistic instruction under the direction of a painter in Vitebsk. In 1907 he moved to St. Petersburg, Russia, where he attended the school of the Imperial Society for the Protection of the Arts and studied briefly with famed Russian painter Leon Bakst (1866–1924). These were difficult years for Chagall. He was extremely poor and was unable to support himself with his artwork. He took a job as a servant and also learned how to paint signs. In Bakst's studio he had his first contact with the modern movement that was sweeping Paris, and it freed his inner resources. His pictures of this early period are pleasant images of his childhood.
With some help from a patron (someone who supported him financially), Chagall went to Paris in 1910. The poets Blaise Cendrars (1887–1961), Max Jacob (1876–1944), and Guillaume Apollinaire (1880–1918), and the painters Roger de La Fresnaye (1885–1925), Robert Delaunay (1885–1941), and Amedeo Modigliani (1884–1920) became his friends. Chagall participated in the art showings at the Salon des Indépendants and the Salon d'Automne in 1912, but it was his first one-man show in Herwarth Walden's Der Sturm Gallery in Berlin, Germany, which established him internationally as a leading artist.
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