L’ Acrobat Rouge

Marc Chagall
L’ Acrobat Rouge, (The Red Acrobat), 1974 (M. 717).
Lithograph in colors on Arches paper.
Signed and numbered at the lower margins.
Printed and published by Mourlot, Paris.
Professionally framed and wall-ready.

A burst of energy and emotion explodes from Marc Chagall’s “The Red Acrobat,” an exuberant lithograph brimming with expressive figures and whimsical details. The composition is a dynamic dance of circus performers and participative figures, each contributing to the infectious momentum of the scene. Dominating the left side is the vibrantly clad acrobat perched atop a cerulean blue horse. His stance is poised, ready to launch into a daring aerial act. A figure resembling the artist himself stands by his side, eyes fixed upwards, seemingly cheering on the performer.

Beyond this central focus, a quaint village scene unfolds. Houses, roosters, and a mother holding her child create a grounded counterpoint to the acrobat’s dynamism. These onlookers surround and celebrate the central performer, highlighting his captivating presence. This captivating lithograph is a testament to Chagall’s ability to infuse ordinary subjects with extraordinary energy and emotion. It’s an invitation to lose oneself in the whimsy and vibrancy of his artistic vision.

Marc Chagall – Off The Wall Gallery Houston, Texas.

Artwork size: 37.75 X 25.25 inches / 83 x 64 cm.
Frame size: 42.5 x 34.5 inches / 108 x 87.6 cm.
Inv #: AB9089
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