Verve Volume VIII: Isaiah

ARTIST: Marc Chagall

TITLE: Isaiah

YEAR: 1956

MEDIUM: Color Lithograph

IMAGE SIZE: 9.5′ x 12.5′

FRAMED SIZE: 18.5′ x 20.5′

SIGNATURE: Unsigned

EDITION: From the hardcover Verve Volume VIII, Nos 33 and 34. Paris, France 1956

CONDITION: Excellent

DESCRIPTION: The complete book, comprising 29 lithographs, 17 printed in colors, with accompanying text by Meyer Schapiro and Jean Wahl, from the edition of 6,500; together with dessins pour la bible, verve, vol. x, nos. 37-8 (M. 230-77; C. Bks. 42), the complete book, comprising 48 lithographs, 25 printed in colors, with accompanying text by Gaston Bachelard, both published by Editions de la Revue Verve, 1956 and 1960, on wove paper, in good condition, bound as issued; together with verve, vols. i-ix, nos. 1-12, 14-32, 35-36, a large group of periodicals, with illustrations of artists’ work, some duplicate volumes, all published by Editions de la Revue Verve, 1937-58, on wove paper.

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About the Art

This is an original color lithograph from an edition of Verve dedicated to showcasing biblical art by Marc Chagall. Religion had a lifelong importance for Chagall, and it was a major subject in his artwork. Here he depicts the prophet Isaiah outlined in a heavenly white against a black background spots of red and blue. The piece comes framed in mahogany/black shadow box with off white matboard.

Marc Chagall was a versatile artist who worked in almost every medium. In his work he fused multiple artistic styles with symbols from his Jewish heritage.

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