"As she fled fast thro’ sun and shade, The happy winds upon her play’d, Blowing the ringlet from the braid. She look’d so lovely, as she sway’d The rein with dainty finger-tips, A man had given all other bliss, And all his worldly worth for this, To waste his whole heart in one kiss Upon her perfect lips.”
Sir Lancelot and Queen Guinevere, Lord Alfred Tennyson (x)
Born in present-day Belarus in 1887, Jewish artist Marc Chagall became known for his dream-like imagery and his vivid use of color. Four Tales from the Arabian Nights, currently being offered by Galerie Lareuse, pulls the viewer into a timeless realm inhabited by two lovers locked in an amorous embrace. The rich hues of blue evoke a heavenly space through which a horse, one of Chagall’s most prevalent subjects, carries the lovers away.
Located in Washington DC, Galerie Lareuse specializes in 19th and 20th century works on paper by both European and American masters.