Chagall and the Mediterranean
Marc Chagall, known as the “poet-painter” of the 20th century, lived to be embraced as one of the most influential artists of all time. Started in the 1960s, the Park West Gallery collection is one of the world’s finest, with artwork by masters of art history, including Marc Chagall.
PISA – The Palazzo Blu exhibition Chagall and the Mediterranean is a show of masterpieces by the Belorussian artist. This is the first of a three-year exhibit series dedicated to the great 20th century artists and their relationship with Mediterranean tradition, light and culture. 150 works by Marc Chagall will be on exhibit including paintings, sculptures, ceramics and lithographs all depicting the seascapes of France, Greece and all the way down to the Promised Land.
The exposition is divided into five sections, each with a different theme – Côte d’Azur is a series of paintings including Music and Lovers at St. Paul; Greece demonstrates the artist’s discovery of classical Mediterranean civilization; The Bible depicts the Kotel in Jerusalem and the Crucifying of Christ; and two sections are dedicated to his sculptures and ceramics (with corresponding gouache) and collages (a variety created using different materials).
Chagall and the Mediterranean is on view through Jan. 17, 2010.