The Kiss of Chloe (Le Baiser De Chloe)

Artist: Marc Chagall (1887-1985)

Title: The Kiss of Chloe (Le Baiser De Chloe)

Year: c. 1961

Medium: Color lithograph on paper

IMAGE SIZE: 16.75 x 12.75 in.

SIGNATURE: Signed in pencil, lower right margin

EDITION: From the edition of 60. (aside from the book edition of 250 titled Daphnis and Chloe) M.316 Numbered in pencil printed and published by Verve, Paris on Wove paper

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About the Art

Marc Chagall was a pioneer for Jewish artists, he had a distinct style of painting dream like scenes of personal history and European folklore. He was a painter, printmaker, book illustrator, and he even made stained glass windows. He began experimenting with Cubism in 1910 when he moved to Paris and his style is considered a mixture of Cubism, Fauvism, and Symbolism. His supernatural subjects are also thought to have significantly influenced surrealism.

Daphnis and Chloe, an ancient Greek novel and the only known work of the 2nd century AD Greek novelist and romancer Longus, is about a boy and a girl who grow up together and fall in love. At first they do not understand love though and do not know what is happening to them. Philetas, a wise old cowherd, explains to them what love is and tells them that the only cure is kissing.

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Shipping Details

Weight 45 lbs
Dimensions 47 x 43 x 4 in