"Odyssey II: Poseidon "
Limited Edition Print : Lithograph
Size : 14x11 in | 36x28 cm
Framed : 25x21 in | 64x53 cm
Edition : Not Numbered, From the Edition of 2500REDUCED
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Purchased fromAuction House 2016
Story / Additional InfoThe Odyssey is the Greek epic poem attributed to Homer, which inspired a series of colorful works by Chagall depicting scenes of this heroic tale. The Odyssey is Homer's epic of its hero Ulysses, and his 10-year struggle to return home after the Trojan War. The extraordinary length of Ulysses' return trip, which should take a matter of weeks, is due to his many antagonists, including the god Poseidon, the many mythical creatures he encounters, and Ulysses' often greedy and lazy crewmen. While Ulysses battles mystical creatures and faces the wrath of the gods, his wife Penelope and his son Telemachus stave off suitors vying for Penelope's hand and Ithaca's throne long enough for Ulysses to return. The Odyssey ends as Ulysses wins a contest to prove his identity, slaughters the suitors, and retakes the throne of Ithaca.
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Marc Chagall - Russian Federation
Art Brokerage: Marc Chagall French-Russian Artist: Marc Chagall was a French-Russian artist whose work anticipated the dream-like imagery of Surrealism. Over the course of his career Chagall developed the poetic, amorphous, and deeply personal visual language evident in the painting I and the Village (1911). “When I am finishing a picture, I hold some God-made object up to it—a rock, a flower, the branch of a tree or my hand as a final test,” he said. “If the painting stands up beside a thing man cannot make, the painting is authentic. If there's a clash between the two, it's bad art.” Born Moishe Shagal on July 7, 1887 in Vitebsk, Russia (present-day Belarus) to a Hasidic Jewish family, the artist was raised immersed in Jewish culture and iconography. Studying under the artist Yehuda Pen as a youth, the Judaic traditions and folklore of his hometown permeated Chagall’s paintings. After studying in St. Petersburg, the artist moved to Paris in 1910, where he quickly befriended members of the French avant-garde, including Robert Delaunay and Fernand Léger. Visiting Russia in 1914, the artist was prevented from returning to Paris due to the outbreak of World War I until 1926. In addition to his paintings, Chagall was also noted for his vibrant works in stained glass and lithography. Forced to flee Paris during World War II, Chagall lived in the United States and traveled through to Israel before returning to France in 1948. The artist died in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France on March 28, 1985. Today, his works are held in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Tate Gallery in London, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, and the Albertina in Vienna, among others. Listings wanted.