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          The Cat Transformed into a Woman, c.1928-1947
          Marc Chagall
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          Etching, drypoint and oil paint on paper 29.5 x 24.1 cm ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2017

          This print is one of a hundred etchings Chagall completed to illustrate La Fontaine's 'Fables'. It relates to the story of a man who turned his adored cat into a woman and married her, believing she would make the perfect wife, only to find she cannot stop chasing mice. Chagall has given the woman feline features and a delicate, domestic femininity.

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          Born in 1887 in Vitebsk, formerly a city in eastern Russia (now in Belarus), to a traditional Jewish family, Marc Chagall is one of the most popular artists of the twentieth century. Although he moved to Paris in his twenties then the epicenter of modernist art where he briefly experimented with fauvism and cubism, he remained largely independent of any movement or group. He forged a remarkably distinctive style that married figurative and narrative elements, developing his own unique repertoire of dreamlike imagery. His paintings were deeply personal and charged with emotion, drawing on his childhood in Vitebsk, Russian folklore and his Jewish identity.

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