Current Location:
The Commons -> 1st Floor (COM)
Location Notes:
COM; 1st fl., Rt. of Rm. 115

“Enchantment Vesperal“ by Marc Chagall

Artwork
Identifier:
2009.185.13
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Poster Reproduction of original painting
Date:
1998
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 31.5 in Width: 23.5 in
Description:
A painting with two people holding each other on the bottom left. The center has grapes around it with a faint figure in the middle. There is a yellow bird in the upper left.
Historical Context:
Marc Chagall was a Russian-Jewish artist born in Belarus (formerly the Russian Empire) and, as one of the most successful artists of the twentieth century, was associated with several key art movements. He forged a unique career in virtually every artistic medium including paintings, book illustrations, stained glass, stage sets, ceramics, tapestries and fine art prints. Chagall's "haunting, exuberant and poetic images" have enjoyed universal appeal, and art critic Robert Hughes called him "the quintessential Jewish artist of the twentieth century."