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Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium – Chagall

CHAGALL

Exhibition

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

The exhibition presents the main themes of his work, in particular his connection with Jewish culture, the iconography of the shtetl, folk traditions, but also his discovery of 17th century literature such as La Fontaine, the revelation of light and the particular use of colour.

Special attention is given to his Russian period at a time his personal style stands out in an avant-garde art scene featured by the cubist revolution.

The original poetic language of Chagall is faithfully revived and the visitors are immersed in his amazing artistic world influenced by different cultures and traditions.

Organized by the Royal Museums of Fine Arts, in partnership with the Palazzo reale in Milan, 24 ORE, Arthemisia Group, GAmm Giunti, this retrospective exhibition is curated by Claudia Zevi, with the support of Meret Meyer (Chagall Committee) and Michel Draguet.
This show brings together artworks from over twenty international institutions: Tate, MoMA New York, Centre Pompidou, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Beyeler Foundation, Maeght Foundation, Nagoya City Art Museum Japan, the State Russian Museum in St Petersburg, etc.

NEW OPENING HOURS
From 2014 December 1st the opening hours change on Saturday and Sunday: from 11 am till 6 pm (instead of 10 am till 5 pm)