Rare Marc Chagall Signed Lithograph Museum Poster of “Musee National Message Biblique Marc Chagall”
Original Signed Marc Chagall poster advertising the “Musee National Message Biblique Marc Chagall” (Marc Chagall Museum in Nice, France)| Hand Signed “Marc Chagall” in pen in lower right | The Original Color Lithograph Print features art by Marc Chagall | Date: Circa. 1973 – 1975
Original Signed Marc Chagall (French, 1887 – 1985) poster advertising the “Musee National Message Biblique Marc Chagall” (Marc Chagall Museum in Nice, France)| Hand Signed “Marc Chagall” in pen in lower right | The Original Color Lithograph Print featurs art by Marc Chagall | This rare Poster, unlike the more common form of this Lithographic Poster, also contains: “Ouvert tous les jours sauf le mardi” translated Open every day except Tuesdays, and gives the Museum’s hours | Date: Circa. 1973 – 1975 | Framed and Covered with Archival Glass | Measures 27-1/4″ H x 18″ W (sight), frame measures 32-1/4″ H x 23-1/4″ W | This is an original lithographic exhibition poster and not a copy – the approx. 40 year old lithograph has some toning, but is in very good condition.
The Musée Marc Chagall (National Museum or Chagall Biblical Message) is a French national museum dedicated to the work of painter Marc Chagall – essentially his works inspired by religion – located in Nice in the Alpes-Maritimes.
The museum was created during the lifetime of the artist, with the support of the Minister of Culture André Malraux, and inaugurated in 1973. It is also known as the “National Museum Marc Chagall Biblical Message” (“Musée national message biblique Marc Chagall”) as it houses the series of seventeen paintings illustrating the biblical message, painted by Chagall and offered to the French State in 1966. This series illustrates the books of Genesis, Exodus and the Song of Songs.
Chagall himself provided detailed instructions about the creation of the garden by Henri Fish, and decided the place of each of his works in the museum. The chronological order of the works was not followed. Chagall created the mosaic which overlooks the pond and the blue stained glasses that decorate the concert hall; he also wanted an annual exhibition to be held on a topic related to the spiritual and religious history of the world.
As the collection has grown, what was a museum illustrating the theme Biblical message has become a monographic museum dedicated to Chagall’s works of religious and spiritual inspiration. In 1972, the artist gave the museum all the preparatory sketches of the Message Biblique as well as stained glass and sculptures, and in 1986, the museum acquired, in lieu of inheritance taxes, the complete drawings and gouaches painted to depict the Exodus and ten other paintings, which includes the triptych named Résistance, Résurrection, Libération. Other acquisitions complemented the museum’s collections, which now has one of the largest collection of works by Marc Chagall.
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