Marc Chagall

Le Charlatan

Le Charlatan by Marc Chagall

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It is often said that Chagall, in company with de Chirico, pointed the way to Surrealism. Certainly Chagall's work from the 1920s contains strong elements of fantasy which the poet Apollinaire termed 'surnaturel'. However Chagall refused to join the Surrealists, wary of their deliberate focus on the subconscious mind. His figures tend to defy gravity, floating in space.

Title
Le Charlatan
Artist/creator
Production date
1927
Medium
etching
Dimensions
298 x 242 mm
Inscription
Chagall (within image) (u.l.). Verso; AAG stamp No. 56/70 1534. 71 (l.r.).
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1956
Accession no
1956/15/5
Copyright
Copying restrictions apply
Department
International Art
Display status
Not on display

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