Marc Chagall Museum

Marc Chagall Museum (9)

Very close to the Matisse Museum there is another gem of contemporary art: the Marc Chagall Museum of the Biblical Message housing hundreds of biblical works by this great French designer and painter of Russian origin.

Opened in 1973, the Marc Chagall Museum mesmerises visitors with the great harmony between the building and the collection keeps inside. In every corner, in every detail there is a perfect harmony of elements, tones and colours worthy of a great lover of music, as was Marc Chagall.

The spacious, white and bright rooms provide the perfect backdrop for highlighting the beauty of his stunning artwork. Works impregnated with great spirituality, the result of the Jewish education the artist received and his great sympathy for the Christian message.

The works on display include 17 large canvases in which different biblical and Old Testament scenes are depicted. 17 works beautifully painted with bright, rich, vivid strokes. This magnificent collection is exhibited together with a variety of interesting sculptures, mosaics, tapestries, drawings, prints and lithographs, all with the undisputed mark of the great Marc Chagall.

Born into a Jewish family in Belarus in 1887, Chagall became one of the greatest exponents of painting and graphic art of the 20th century. A well-noted scholar due to his special surrealism, with touches of humour and fantasy, with influences from Russian expressionism, details of French Cubism and traces of poetic inspiration. A strange but delicious combination, resulting in masterpieces of art presenting a unique use of colour and form. As masterful as the paintings he created on the roof of the Paris Opera, the large murals decorating the lobby of the Metropolitan Opera in New York or the religious collection presented in this museum, the Marc Chagall Museum in Nice.

It is worth noting that the author himself contributed to the creation of this museum and, from the beginning, actively participated in its development. After his death in 1985, the museum continued to keep his legacy alive through special exhibitions and publishing books about the artist.

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