Athena and Telemachus (The Odyessy) 1989, Ltd Ed Lithograph, Marc Chag – Art Commerce

Athena and Telemachus (The Odyessy) 1989, Ltd Ed Lithograph, Marc Chagall

$ 750.00

Original Limited Edition Lithograph on Fabriano wove paper, 1989.  Edition Size: 2500.  Paper Size: 14.75" x 11.75."  Unsigned & unnumbered.  Published by Daco-Verlag Günter Bläse Stuttgart.  Excellent Condition; never framed or matted.  Certificate of Authenticity included. 

MARC CHAGALL (1897-1985) Russian-Jewish painter is recognized as one of the most significant painters and graphic artists of his time. Chagall painted in a style all his own, combining elements of Expressionism, Symbolism, Cubism and, to a lesser degree, other Modernist art movements. His works combine recollection with folklore and fantasy. A prolific and multi-faceted artist, Chagall left behind him thousands of works in many different techniques and media that have established him as one of the foremost artists of the 20th Century.

About (The Odyessy):

The Odyessy is the Greek epic poem attributed to Homer, which inspired a series of colorful works by Chagall depicting scenes of this heroic tale. The Odyssey is Homer's epic of its hero Ulysses, and his 10-year struggle to return home after the Trojan War. The extraordinary length of Ulysses' return trip, which should take a matter of weeks, is due to his many antagonists, including the god Poseidon, the many mythical creatures he encounters, and Ulysses' often greedy and lazy crewmen. While Ulysses battles mystical creatures and faces the wrath of the gods, his wife Penelope and his son Telemachus stave off suitors vying for Penelope's hand and Ithaca's throne long enough for Ulysses to return. The Odyssey ends as Ulysses wins a contest to prove his identity, slaughters the suitors, and retakes the throne of Ithaca.