Marc Chagall. A tale of two worlds
Born almost 140 years ago, Marc Chagall (1887-1985) is now one of the most popular and well-loved modern artists in the world.
Produced by 24 ORE Cultura – 24 ORE Group, promoted by the Municipality of Milan – Culture and curated by the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, the exhibition held at the MUDEC museum approaches Chagall’s work from a new point of view, placing it in the context of his cultural background.
The exhibition is dedicated to the graphic works of Chagall and his time as an editorial illustrator. It retraces some of the fundamental themes in the artist’s life and production: from the ties with his native Vitebsk (now Belarus) described with love and nostalgia in the Ma vie series, to the encounter with his beloved wife Bella Rosenfeld, who inspired his illustration of the books Burning Lights and First Encounter dedicated to the memories of Bella’s life in the Jewish community and published after her untimely death, with the original sketches on display.
The exhibition offers an enlightened and multidimensional look at the cultural sources of Chagall’s work and the lost world it wished to evoke.
The Unipol Group is main sponsor of the event on show at MUDEC in Milan from 16 March to 31 July 2022.