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The Moon has been looming overtop of humans since before recorded history. The silent counterpart to the mighty sun, the moon is ever present in our eyes, our minds, and in our imagination. The way the moon has been weaved into different mythologies, religions, traditions, and cultures from all around the world is astounding but also not surprising, as the moon is something we all experience. This introspective look at artworks featuring the Moon strives to make comparisons between works that span centuries and many different style and mediums, all of whom share the same goal of depicting something we see every night, the Moon. 

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Arabian Nights. Pl. 11. The Tale of the Ebony Horse. "He went up to the couch and found a young lady asleep, chemised with her hair as she were the full moon rising over the Eastern horizon..."

Accession Number
1949/1.163A-N

Title
Arabian Nights. Pl. 11. The Tale of the Ebony Horse. "He went up to the couch and found a young lady asleep, chemised with her hair as she were the full moon rising over the Eastern horizon..."

Artist(s)
Marc Chagall

Artist Nationality
Belorussian (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
1948

Medium & Support
color lithograph on paper

Dimensions
17 in x 13 in (43.18 cm x 33.02 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Roger L. Stevens

Primary Object Classification
Print

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

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Keywords
Arabian Nights
modern and contemporary art

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