“In our life, there is a single color, as on an artist palette which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love.” This quote from Marc Chagall relates the passion of love to the paintings he created. The upcoming Impressionist and Modern Art Auction, offered by , will feature two works from Chagall that align with this romantic theme. Le Bonheur du jeune couple aux fleurs applies Chagall’s signature style to two lovers floating above a town. Dominating the painting is an enormous bouquet of flowers.
Along with paintings and fine art pieces, the collection will also include sculptures from Auguste Rodin, Henry Moore, and others. Rodin’s Le Baiser is a bronze sculpture of two embracing lovers. The piece was inspired by Canto V of Dante’s Inferno as part of a larger commissioned work. Moore’s Pointed Legs is a semi-abstract bronze figure of a reclining woman, an image that recurs in almost half of his artworks. Also available is Nu assis sur un canapé près de la fenêtre, a painting by Henri Lebasque. For more information visit Bonhams.
Lot Categories:Fine Arts (82)
# of Lots:82
Price Range:$5,000 - $550,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|20: MARC CHAGALL (1887-1985) The happiness of the young couple with flowers 20 x 13 in (51 x 33 cm) (Executed in 1967)|| Estimate: |
|8: AUGUSTE RODIN (1840-1917) Le Baiser, 4ème réduction ou petit modèle 9 7/8 in (25.8 cm) (height) (Conceived in 1886 and cast in 1945)|| Estimate: |
|34: MARC CHAGALL (1887-1985) L'offrande 23 3/4 x 18 in (60 x 45.5 cm) (Executed in 1966)|| Estimate: |
|9: HENRI LEBASQUE (1865-1937) Nu assis sur un canapé près de la fenêtre 21 1/2 x 25 3/4 in (54.6 x 65.4 cm) (Painted in 1934-35)|| Estimate: |
|38: HENRY MOORE (1898-1986) Reclining Figure: Pointed Legs 9 in (22.9 cm) (length) (Conceived in 1979)|| Estimate: |