About the Artist
Marc Chagall (1887–1985) was a Russian-born painter, lithographer, etcher, and designer. His unique style combines fauve, cubist, expressionist, and suprematist influences, while reflecting his native Jewish Russian culture. The Gallery's permanent collection contains a number of works by Chagall, notably an exquisite glass and stone mosaic bequeathed to the Gallery by arts patron Evelyn Stefansson Nef (1913–2009). One of Washington's hidden treasures, Orphée (1969), was installed in the Sculpture Garden in 2013, providing it with a permanent and public home.
Marc Chagall's La Danse et le Cirque (1950), The Dance and the Circus, is reinterpreted in turquoise silk in this elegant art-inspired scarf. This painting was a study for the large murals Chagall painted to decorate the auditorium of the Watergate Theatre in London. Chagall loved both the theater and the circus, and was involved in a number of theatrical productions designing stage sets and costumes. He was also commissioned to paint murals at the State Jewish Theater in Moscow and the Metropolitan Opera House.
- 100% silk
- 43 x 76 inches