Marc Chagall Exhibit

We went to the Marc Chagall exhibit in Muenster today.

chagall exhibit
Originally uploaded by francessa_Rich
“When Matisse dies,” Pablo Picasso remarked in the 1950s, “Chagall will be the only painter left who understands what color really is.” (Source: Wikipedia).

Marc Chagall (born 1887 Mark Zakharovich Shagal in Belarus, d.1985 in France) was at home in almost every artistic medium: paintings, of course, stained glass, book illustration, ceramics, tapestries, prints, woodcarving, even stage sets.

He's known for his distinctive use of color and form (as you can see in the exhibit's poster) and was influenced by Russian expressionism und French cubism before he developed his own style.

The exhibit's theme was the window as central motif in Chagall's work and as a result we saw a lot of paintings with a view.

My personal favorite was a painting with peonies and a he-goat (a recurrent symbol in his work) but I couldn't find it anywhere in the Internet to link it here.

Other favorites which were not in the exibit, are:

Above the town, Little Parlor, Paris through the window. (one has to click through the three galleries)

Lovers with flowers

Here's a collection of about 196 works of art

Chagall's biography

A few selected paintings
(I love the blue house)

Chagall-Biography on Youtube:

A final quote: My name is Marc, my emotional life is sensitive and my purse is empty, but they say I have talent.


Lydia said...

So interesting, Francessa. Mike and I watched the video together and enjoyed it. I'm really glad you seem to be feeling well enough to enjoy something like this wonderful art exhibit.

francessa said...

Great you liked it, Lydia!

Going to the exhibit was a nice change after all those days inside.

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