Marc Chagall

Russia, b.1887, d.1985

Corbeille de fruits et ananas

Basket of fruit and pineapple
  • 1964
  • Lithograph
  • Gift of Miss Maureen Raymond, 1966
  • 722 x 522mm
  • 69/543

Marc Chagall made this lithograph in November, 1964, at the end of the European autumn, but its bright floral bouquet and overflowing basket of pineapples and other fruits evoke, with a vivid sense of warmth and abundance, the memory of summers past – or perhaps a dream of those to come. Demonstrating the complexity and resonance for which Chagall became famous, this deftly drawn interior view also takes in a glimpse of the Parisian skyline.

(Turn, Turn, Turn: A Year in Art, 27 July 2019 – 8 March 2020)

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