Media Information

 
 
 
Collection:
ADJUNCT MODULE C: WORLD ART
Preferred Title:
Jacob's Dream [Panel for Metz Cathedral window]
Image View:
Detail, God speaks to Jacob in his dream
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:
ca. 1960 (creation)
Cultural Context:
French
Style Period:
Twentieth century
Work Type 1:
stained glass (visual work)
Classification:
Decorative Arts, Utilitarian Objects and Interior Design
Material:
colored glass; lead caming; vitreous paint
Technique:
painting and painting techniques; stained glass
Subjects:
contemporary (1960 to present); cycles or series; Old Testament and Apocrypha; Angels; Bible; Jacob (Biblical patriarch); folkloric; dreamlike; dreams
Description:
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. He provided windows at the cathedral of Metz (first window, 1960); this is one panel of the Metz windows (in the ambulatory). The intensities of color that he achieved with the technical support of the stained-glass artist Charles Marq enriched his work in other media. The theme is Jacob's dream of a ladder with angels ascending and descending. (Source: Grove Art Online; http://www.oxfordart online.com/)
Collection:
Archivision Adjunct Module C: World Art
Identifier:
7A1-CHAGALL-SG-JD-A0 4
Rights:
© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.

Jacob's Dream [Panel for Metz Cathedral window]