Monday, June 3, 2013

Chagall: Modern Master, Tate Liverpool: Exhibition. 8 June – 6 October 2013

 
Chagall: Modern Master, Tate Liverpool: Exhibition. 8 June – 6 October 2013
 MARC CHAGALL was missing, presumed dead, when he showed up in Berlin in 1922 to collect the paintings he had accidentally left there eight years before.

This came as some surprise to the Russian painter, who had been detained in his home country, unable to return either to Germany or to Paris, the city that had been his home for three years.

In the intervening years, most of his works had been sold by his dealer, who would never pay Chagall their true value, yet his name had become famous.

And while the paintings were lost to Chagall, the fact that they had been sold had kept them safe from Nazi hands – ultmately allowing them to be exhibited at Tate Liverpool from next week, in the UK’s first major exhibition of his work in more than 15 years.

http://www.zaidan.ca/Art_Gallery/Blog/Blog_2013/Blog_13_06_02_Tate_Liverpool_curator_Stephanie_Straine_on_Chagall_Modern_Master.htm