Birth

A work made of oil on canvas.
© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

1911/12

Artist:

Marc Chagall
French, born Vitebsk, Russia (present-day Belarus), 1887–1985

About this artwork

Many artists of the so-called School of Paris were of Eastern European and Jewish heritage, and many lived for a time in the ramshackle studio complex called La Ruche (The Hive). Marc Chagall, in fact, moved there in 1911 and lived near Amedeo Modigliani and Fernand Léger. "In La Ruche," Chagall once said, "you either came out dead or famous." Liberated from the often-strict training of their homelands, these artists found vibrant artistic interchange and unparalleled exhibition opportunities. Chagall, for example, merged new, modern styles like Cubism, Expressionism, and Futurism with personal visions and native traditions. The results of this stimulating interchange can be seen in Birth.

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Artist

Marc Chagall

Title

Birth

Origin

France

Date

1911

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

Signed, dated and inscribed, l.l.: "M. chagall/Paris/1911", inscribed l.c.: "Naissance"

Dimensions

44 5/8 × 76 7/8 in. (113.4 × 195.3 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice E. Culberg

Reference Number

1952.3

Copyright

© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

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