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Paris exhibit looks at history according to Chagall

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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.

IN PICTURES: “CHAGALL, BETWEEN WAR AND PEACE”
“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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