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The Circus The Circus

1967/Oil on paper mounted on canvas

38.0 x 57.2 cm

On loan

Where The Gaze Reaches: Masterpieces from the Collecition of Tokyo Fuji Art Museum

Exhibition period:03 23, 2024 (SAT)06 23, 2024 (SUN)

Chengdu Art Museum (Chengdu, China)

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SUMMARY

A “circus” is one of the important subjects in Chagall’s painting. While a large audience is watching, a female circus rider on a white horse stands in front of a large ring held by a clown, and beyond the rider are seen a female acrobat riding a trapeze, a man holding a chicken, and a person with the head of a donkey. With vivid colors such as yellows and reds scattered around against a clear blue background, the painting seems to represent an event in a child’s dream. It is a work filled with the mysterious beauty of Chagall, who transformed his own inner world into a fantastical picture full of poetical sentiment.

ARTIST

Marc Chagall

Marc Chagall1887-1985

List of artworks by the same artist

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Exhibiton history
Origin of collections

Provenance: Galerie Maeght, Paris Shoneman Galleries, New York Private Collection, New York Hirschl & Adler, New York Private Collection, New York

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