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L'Arondelle from Daphnis and Chloé

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L'Arondelle from Daphnis and Chloé

Marc Chagall

Artist Nationality
Belorussian (culture or style)

Object Creation Date

Medium & Support
lithograph on wove paper

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

Primary Object Type
planographic print

Additional Object Classification(s)

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

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birds (motifs)
fields (land)
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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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