Did you know that the circus was one of Chagall’s favorite themes throughout his career? Filling him with nostalgia, the liveliness of the circus and its eccentric performers had already appealed to Chagall during his childhood.
Chagall: Love, War, and Exile
"In our life there is a single color, as on an artist’s palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love." - Marc Chagall
With fall comes the opening of The Jewish Museum's new blockbuster show, Marc Chagall: Love, War, and Exile. For the first time in the U.S., an exhibition truly explores a significant but neglected period in the artist’s career: the rise of fascism in the 1930s through 1948, his years spent in Paris and then in exile to New York.
“The exhibition provides an opportunity to reevaluate Marc Chagall’s art in the context of his life,” said Susan Tumarkin Goodman, senior curator emerita, who organized the show.
Although it is an exhibition which highlights the tragedies in Marc Chagall’s life- from the death of his wife, Bella, to the suffering of the Jews throughout Europe- it is also full of hope, expressed in joy-filled paintings replete with intense color and levitating figures.
Marc Chagall: Love, War, and Exile is on view from September 15, 2013 - February 2, 2014.
Chagall in Boston
The ancient Greek love story, Daphnis & Chloe, comes to life in Marc Chagall’s beautiful 1961 suite of 42 brilliantly colored lithographs by the same name.
Daphnis & Chloe, which is regarded as one of Chagall’s crowning achievements, will be on view in its entirety at Boston’s Galerie d’Orsay, for the very first time in Boston history!
Don’t miss the exhibition opening on January 29 at Galerie d’Orsay.
Chagall ou l’orage Enchante
This beautiful book comes in the publisher’s original full green illustrated dust jacket wrapper, with the jacket illustrated and lettered in black ink. The half-title page of Chagall ou l’orage Enchante contains an original drawing by Chagall done in pink, yellow, and green crayon.
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Chagall’s Studio Light
French/Russian artist Marc Chagall's beautiful 1976 work Lumière d’Atelier is now live for bidding on artnet Auctions.
Celebrating Marc Chagall
"Only love interests me, and I am only in contact with things that revolve around love." - Marc Chagall
Happy Birthday Marc Chagall! The renowned French painter was born on this day in 1887.
Chagall, Miró, Magritte, and More
This week, the art world is all about Impressionist and Modern Art auctions, with the corresponding auctions taking place in all London’s leading auction houses.
Chagall, Miró, and Magritte are just a few favorites starring on artnet Auctions this week.