This is a limited edition giclee on paper after the monumental fresco painted by Marc Chagall on the ceiling of the Paris Opera house, Palais Garnier. Chagall painted the ceiling fresco in 1964. The painting depicts scenes from operas by 14 composers – Moussorgsky, Mozart, Wagner, Berlioz, Rameau, Debussy, Ravel, Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky, Adam, Bizet, Verdi, Beethoven, and Gluck.
The offset lithograph bears a printed signature of the artist. This image was published as part of a limited edition of 375 numbered examples. The framed image measures 25.5"h x 25.5"w.
Russian born Marc Chagall (1887-1985) is one of the most celebrated artists of the 20th century. His work, full of childhood memories and dreams, is associated with the modern art movements after impressionism. In 1948 in the workshop of the Parisian lithographic printer Fernand Mourlot (who is credited with the printing of this piece), Chagall finally found his home as a printmaker. Under the patient tutelage of Master Printer, Charles Sorlier, Chagall found color lithography to be the perfect graphic medium for his art. Christopher Conrad has written, "lithography soon became his favored printing technique. This is certainly due primarily to the fact that he could integrate the one element he had previously always missed in his graphic art: color."