Monte Carlo André Sauret, 1963.
Vol. in-folio (36 x 27 cm) en feuilles sous couverture illustrée rempliée, coffret toilé titré or du nom de l'artiste et de l'ouvrage.
7 LITHOGRAPHIES ORIGINALES EN HORS-TEXTE DONT 3 EN COULEURS.
36 LITHOGRAPHIES EN COULEURS, parfois en 20 couleurs, reproduisant les états des maquettes l'artiste pour les vitraux des 12 tribus d'Israël.
L'ensemble a été mis sur pierre par Charles Sorlier tiré par Mourlot dans ses ateliers et sous la supervision de Chagall.
TIRAGE 270 EXEMPLAIRES SUR VÉLIN D'ARCHES.
L' EXEMPLAIRE EST NUMÉROTÉ AU COMPOSTEUR ET SIGNÉ AU CRAYON PAR MARC CHAGALL À LA JUSTIFICATION (N° 165).
Photographies supplémentaires de l'ouvrage sur simple demande.
Références : Mourlot 366-72 ; Cramer Chagall Les Livres Illustrés n° 55.
3 ORIGINAL LITHOGRAPHS IN COLOR (M.365 and M.366), 4 ORIGINAL LITHOGRAPHS IN BLACK and 36 LITHOGRAPHS IN COLOR AFTER MARC CHAGALL BY CHARLES SORLIER.
Text and notes by Jean Leymarie.
The 36 preparatory color designs, some in 20 colors, were transferred to stones by Charles Sorlier under the direction of Marc Chagall and printed by Mourlot as the 7 original lithos. Deluxe edition this one is numbered 165 of 250 sur grand velin d'arches, signed by artist and publisher (total edition includes 20 copies in Roman numerals).
sheets (unfolded): 354 by 540 mm 13⅞ by 21¼ in. Overall: 387 by 295 by 50 mm 15¼ by 11⅝ by 2 in.
(Mourlot 366-72; Cramer Books 55)
Presentation : In 1960, Marc Chagall was asked by the Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem to create twelve designs in stained glass for its new synagogue. Inspired by his lifelong study of the Bible, Chagall realised these designs on the theme of Moses' blessing of the Twelve Tribes of Israel. As a result of Judaism's injunction against depicting human beings, the works instead feature animals, flowers, trees and Jewish symbols. Each window design is dominated by a specific colour, contains a blessing. Many considered these windows Chagall's crowning achievement, and the artist himself confessed: 'they have completely transformed my vision, they gave me a great shock, made me reflect. I don't know how I shall paint from now on, but I believe something is taking place.' In 1961, prior to their installation in the synagogue, the twelve windows were exhibited in the Louvre and New York's MoMA, where they had the greatest success. The official dedication ceremony of the newly decorated synagogue took place on 6 February 1962. The present work contains Chagall's sketches and studies for the windows. The colourful lithographs offer an insight into the making of these exceptional works of art and provide the Biblical quotations they were designed to illustrate.
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