Saturday, March 7, 2015

MARC CHAGALL. A RETROSPECTIVE (1908 - 1985) - Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

Over 200 works of Marc Chagall have been gathered worldwide for this major retrospective exhibition. From his early paintings of 1908 to his final, monumental works of the 1980s, the exhibition offers a rich overview of the painter’s artistic career. More at: Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

Love and identity are the eternal themes through which Chagall chronicled the thrill and terror of 20th-century history. Dovetailing such private pictures of tremendous interiority with those that have become the famous public face of the artist, this show underlines how Chagall made the personal political and the political personal. More at: THE FINANCIAL TIMES

‘Yellow Crucifixion’ (1942). Oil on linen

In St Petersburg’s “The Promenade” Bella whirls aloft like a flag, her magenta dress a jagged futurist depiction of soaring movement painted in a moment of revolutionary euphoria in 1917. 

I and the Village. Pencil, watercolour and gouache on paper, 1912. Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels, inv. 11108 — © MRBAB, Brussels / Chagall ® SABAM Belgium 2015 / photo: J. Geleyns - Ro scan

Composition with Circles and Goat - Jewish Theatre. Oil on cardboard mounted on chipboard, 1920

The Birthday. Oil on cardboard, 1915. Museum of Modern Art, New York

Red Nude (1909)

The Eiffel Tower. Watercolour, gouache and oil on paper, 1927. 

Man with his hea thrown back (1919)

Cow with Parasol. Oil on canvas, 1946.

The Poet Reclining (1915)