Current Location:
Zumberge Administration (JHZ) -> 3rd Floor (JHZ)
Location Notes:
JHZ; 3rd Floor, 3090, provost above safe in front sitting area

Shared Passion: A Gift of the Stuart and Barbara Padnos Foundation Collection ➔ Composition Fantastique (Fantastic Composition)

Artwork
Medium:
Color lithograph
Date:
1976
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 25 in Width: 18.75 in
Historical Context:
Produced in the Paris workshop of printmaker Fernand Mourlot when Marc Chagall was nearly ninety years old, the lyrical complexity of "Composition Fantastique" reflects a lifetime of artistic preoccupations, in both its subjects and its technique. The lithographic studio remained an experimental arena for Chagall, who continued making prints until the year he died. These processes furnished a flexible means for exploring the possibilities and limitations of color and form. Additionally, printmaking provided an outlet for Chagall’s vast repository of emotion and memory. Given the abundance of figures, townscape elements, and background in "Composition Fantastique," it is not surprising that Chagall worked through different versions of this print.

Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Terms:
color lithography
color prints
lithography
printmaking
prints
Library of Congress Subjects:
Lithography