Media Information

 
 
 
Collection:
ADJUNCT MODULE C: WORLD ART
Preferred Title:
Couple under a Tree; David and Bathsheba
Image View:
Overall view, back-lit; King David stands with his harp over the sleeping Bathsheba
Creator:
Marc Chagall (Belorussian artist, 1887-1985)
Location:
exhibition: Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Montréal, Québec, Canada)
Location Note:
1380, rue Sherbrooke Ouest; Chagall: Colour and Music (Exhibition, January 28 to June 11, 2017)
GPS:
45.4987-73.5801
Date:
1964 (creation)
Cultural Context:
French
Style Period:
Twentieth century
Work Type 1:
stained glass (visual work)
Classification:
Decorative Arts, Utilitarian Objects and Interior Design
Material:
gray and orange glass; vitreous paint
Technique:
grisaille; painting and painting techniques; stained glass
Subjects:
contemporary (1960 to present); cycles or series; Old Testament and Apocrypha; Bible; David, King of Israel; Musical instruments; folkloric; dreamlike; music; lovers
Description:
One of many small panels (in private collections) creating by layering colored glass (in this case, gray and orange), engraving it and painting it in grisaille (gray scale). During his last 30 years Chagall mastered stained glass, for which he adapted ancient techniques of hand-painting on the glass before firing, and with which he depicted both religious and secular subjects. The intensities of color that he achieved with the technical support of the stained-glass artist Charles Marq enriched his work in other media. (Source: Grove Art Online; http://www.oxfordart online.com/)
Collection:
Archivision Adjunct Module C: World Art
Identifier:
7A1-CHAGALL-SG-CUT-A 01
Rights:
© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.

Couple under a Tree; David and Bathsheba