Paris exhibit looks at history according to Chagall


A new exhibit, “Chagall, between war and peace”, opened at Paris´Musée de Luxembourg on Thursday in what is a comprehensive look at 20th century history through the works of celebrated artist Marc Chagall.

By France 24.

Marc Chagall led a life that was as rich and colourful as much of his art. Born in 1887 in Vitebsk, a city formerly part of the Russian Empire, Chagall lived through a revolution, two world wars and a period of exile before dying in France at the age of 97. While his work has generally been associated with early modernism and a blend of avant-garde movements, a new exhibit at Paris’ Musée du Luxembourg portrays the artist as a historian whose oeuvre chronicles much of the 20th century.

Titled “Chagall, between war and peace,” the exhibit opens with the outbreak of World War I and explores the artist’s eventful life until his death in 1985, bringing together around a hundred works from museums and private collections across France and abroad.

Curated by the recently-deceased Jean-Michel Foray and his widow Julia Garimorth-Foray, the exhibit opens Thursday, February 21, and will run until July 21.

“Chagall, between war and peace,” opened in Paris at the Musée du Luxembourg on Thursday, February 21, and will run until July 21. © affiche de la Réunion des musées nationaux – Grand Palais, Paris 2013

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