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THEN THE LORD SAID UNTO AARON, “GO MEET MOSES IN THE WILDERNESS.” AND HE WENT AND MET HIM IN THE MOUNT OF GOD AND KISSED HIM

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Marc Chagall
THEN THE LORD SAID UNTO AARON, “GO MEET MOSES IN THE WILDERNESS.” AND HE WENT AND MET HIM IN THE MOUNT OF GOD AND KISSED HIM
Lithograph
1966

An original Marc Chagall Lithograph print.

1966

Original lithograph printed in colors on wove paper bearing apportion of the Arches block letter watermark.

A superb impression of the definitive state from the edition of 250 on this paper (there were 20 additional impressions printed on Japan paper, and 15 additional hors commerce impressions on Arches wove paper, for an overall edition of 285). Plate VI of 24 color lithographs by the artist illustrating The Story of Exodus. Published by Léon Amiel, Paris-New York, 1966; printed by Atelier Fernand Mourlot, Paris.

Catalog: Mourlot 449; Cramer 64 VI.

17 3/4 x 13 inches

Chagall was introduced in 1948 to original lithography by Fernand Mourlot, owner of one of the world’s great lithography workshops in Paris. In the thirty-five years following over one thousand original lithographs were created through the collaboration of Chagall and Mourlot. With these spectacularly vibrant works of art Chagall has become recognized as the greatest chromo-lithographer in the history of modern art.

In 1966, Leon Amiel published The Story of the Exodus, a portfolio containing twenty-four large color lithographs, twenty-three of which were printed on paper measuring 500 x 370mm and one double-size plate with a centerfold. The edition consisted of a total of 285 portfolios.

The name Exodus means "going out" or “departure". It refers not only to one of the most important events of the book, the Exodus of the Israelites from Egypt, but also to other highly significant events as well, such as the oppression of the Chosen People in Egypt, the flight and call of Moses, and God’s covenant with the nation Israel at Sinai – an experience culminating in His giving of the moral law (Ten Commandments) through Moses to the people.

Chagall’s illustrations of this story are a superb example of the artist’s masterful use of vivid color and texture. The Story of Exodus as done by Chagall re-introduces a celebrated historical tale in a refreshingly beautiful way.

And the Lord said unto Aaron, “Go forth to meet Moses, in the direction of the desert.” And he left, and he met him at the mountain of God and kissed him. And Moses told Aaron all which the Lord had said unto him, and of all the wonders that he has sent him to accomplish. And Moses left with Aaron and they gathered all the elders of the children of Israel.

Exodus 4:27-29

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