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L'Arondelle from Daphnis and Chloé

Accession Number
2008/2.422

Title
L'Arondelle from Daphnis and Chloé

Artist(s)
Marc Chagall

Artist Nationality
Belorussian (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
1961

Medium & Support
lithograph on wove paper

Dimensions
24 in x 19 3/8 in (60.96 cm x 49.21 cm);16 5/8 in x 12 5/8 in (42.23 cm x 32.07 cm);24 in x 19 3/8 in (60.96 cm x 49.21 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Ruth W. and Clarence J. Boldt, Jr.

Subject matter
A scene from the book Daphnis and Chloé, which tells the story of two abandoned infants adopted by sheparding families who find each other and fall in love while overcoming numerous challenges to their relationship, such as pirate attacks and kidnappings.  

Physical Description
On a yellow, green and blue background, a figure of a woman in blue lies on the ground and a figure of a man in red sits beside her with his hands on her.  A bird (the arondelle, or hirondelle, of the title) rests on the woman's chest as well.

Primary Object Classification
Print

Primary Object Type
planographic print

Additional Object Classification(s)
Print

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
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Keywords
birds (motifs)
fields (land)
figures (representations)
literature (writings)

2 Related Resources

All Artists in the Degenerate Art Show
(Part of 2 Learning Collections)
Art of interest to Judaic Studies
(Part of 3 Learning Collections)

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