From our upcoming exhibition, 20th Century Masters: Recent Acquisitions
July 21 – August 15, 2012
Marc Chagall (1887-1985)
This etching was created for the portfolio l’art d’aujourd’hui (The Art of Today) by Christian Zervos. The image is reverse of Chagall’s cubist-inflected 1917 oil portrait of his wife, Bella in a White Collar. Chagall met Bella Rosenfeld, a writer in 1909 and was instantly smitten. They married in 1915 and had a daughter, Ida, a year later. Chagall’s ongoing experimentation and the importance of his personal life is reflected in this intimate, personal composition.