An artist that never quite fit in with his contemporaries, Belarus-born Marc Chagall rejected the movements held dear by the artistic avant-garde for a more personal style that explored not the external world, but the interior space of fantasy. In the artist’s own words: “the good old times have passed when art nourished itself exclusively on the elements of the external world, the world of form, lines, and color. We are interested in everything, not only in the external world, but also in the inner world of dream and imagination.”
Original print by Marc Chagall ca. 1960. Lithograph print on paper mounted on board. From “Illustrations for the Bible.” Inscribed in pencil on the reverse side.