Cain and Abel

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ARTIST: Marc Chagall (1887-1985)

TITLE: Cain and Abel

YEAR: c. 1960

MEDIUM: Lithograph

IMAGE SIZE: 10.5 x 14 in.

SIGNATURE: Unsigned impression


CONDITION: Excellent

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This is a lithograph that was published in the literary magazine Verve in 1960. The print depicts the violent moment in which Cain in a jealous rage stabs his brother Abel. Chagall portrays the pair against a fiery orange background and a dark sky. He also outlines their bodies in red to suggest blood. The colors allude to Cain’s violent and ominous act.

Marc Chagall was a versatile artist who worked in almost every medium. In his work he fused multiple artistic styles with symbols from his Jewish heritage.


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Additional information

Weight 30 lbs
Dimensions 15.5 × 19 × 4 in