This poster announces an exhibition titled “Chagall Aragon Malraux” (with "Chagall" in the larger type size) at the Fondation Maeght in the French town of Saint-Paul near Nice. The Fondation Maeght is France’s most important private art foundation and contains one of the largest 20th century art collections in Europe.
This 1977 exhibition honored Chagall (a friend of the Maeghts who established the Foundation), Louis Aragon (a French surrealist poet who was Chagall's friend and for whom Chagall did book illustrations) and Andre Malraux (who was with the French Ministry of Cultural Affairs and who also was Chagall's friend).
This poster features a painting by Chagall which also appears on a poster for a 1980 Chagall exhibition titled "Musee de Limoges" at the Musee Municipal de Limoges. In this painting, an artist appears to be admiring his painting of a tree outside his window that he just finished. Nothing could be done with a single line by Chagall. As shown here, he used double (and up to quadruple) lines to energize his work with joy and wonder.
Marc Chagall (1887-1995), who was born in Russia but lived in France most of his life, was one of the most important and prolific artists of the 20th century. He created works in virtually every artistic medium, including painting, fine art prints, book illustrations, stained glass, ceramics and tapestries. These works, which spanned his long life, reflect elements of many modernist art movements but also reveal his personal style. They appear in museums throughout the world.
You will love owning a poster honoring this incredible artist!