Height: 25 in
Width: 18.75 in
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.