Friday, December 5, 2014

'Marc Chagall: Colours for the Bible' Opens at Marc Chagall National Museum

ARTDAILY
Marc Chagall, Joseph berger, 1931, huile et gouache sur papier, musée
national Marc Chagall © RMN Grand Palais / Adrien Didierjean © Adagp, Paris 2014.
FRANCE---For Marc Chagall’s whole life (1887-1985), The Bible was a major source of inspiration. The seventeen paintings of the Biblical Message kept in the Marc Chagall National Museum provide the best testimony evidence: painted between 1956 and 1966, their message of universal love and their creative freedom make them one of the most important spiritual legacy of the artist. The exhibition offers a return in the past, some thirty-five years earlier when the artist began his studies on biblical themes by producing a masterly series of gouaches. [link]