Current Location:
Lake Huron Hall -> 2nd Floor (LHH)
Location Notes:
LHH; 2nd Floor; Between Rooms 249 and 253

Chagall in Paris

Artwork
Identifier:
1998.488.1
Artist:
François Ledan
Credit:
Gift of Mr. Albert Scaglione
Medium:
Color Serigraph on Woven Paper
Date:
1996
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 20 in Width: 30.5 in
Description:
Interior space with three large windows, black and white checkered floor, fireplace on the right with painting above the mantle, green plants in the foreground, table in the center of the room.
Historical Context:
François “Fanch” Ledan first learned the technique of lithography in 1973, but shortly after serigraphy became his preferred choice for print making. A wide variety of scenes can be found in his prints, from exotic destinations from Ledan’s travels to intimate interior scenes. His scenes are whimsy, brightly colored and full of detail. His scenes often combine locations that cannot actually exist in reality, including views of the Taj Mahal or Pyramids of Egypt from fictitious luxury balconies. Laden’s interior scenes, called “interiorscapes,” often include hanging paintings of the artists he most admired, a way for him to pay homage to their influences on his own artwork.