Tuesday, February 12, 2013

 
In the 1950s Picasso said, "When Matisse dies, Chagall will be the only painter left who understands what color really is." Famous for his colorful paintings of floating figures and flying animals, Russian-born artist Marc Chagall also worked in other mediums. It's these lesser-known aspects of the artist's practice that are explored in "Chagall: Beyond Color" at the Dallas Museum of Art from February 17 to May 26, 2013.

Costumes, ceramics, and sculptures are arranged chronologically -- from Chagall's formative years in Russia and Paris, wartime exile in the United States, and post-war return to France. Visitors may recognize in the white marbles, terra cottas, and silk ballet costumes familiar people and animals from his much loved paintings...