Marc Chagall | Life and Love: Prints, Drawings and Paintings

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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. The Park West Gallery collection is one of the world’s finest, with artwork by masters of art history, including Marc Chagall.

Marc Chagall, Park West Gallery, Pera Museum“Whenever I bent over the lithography stone it was as though I was touching a talisman. It seemed as though I could pour all my sadness and joys into it.” —Marc Chagall

ISTANBUL — For the very first time in Turkey, the works of outstanding 20th-century artist Marc Chagall are on view for art enthusiasts. Life and Love: Prints, Drawings and Paintings at the Pera Museum showcases 160 works by Chagall including prints, drawings and paintings selected from the rich collection of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem.

The exhibition Life and Love: Prints, Drawings and Paintings showcases a unique selection that reveals Chagall’s multi-faceted personality and vivid world of imagination. Apart from drawings that reflect the artist’s life and his love for his first wife Bella, his illustrations for the Holy Book and for literary works such as The Fables of La Fontaine, and Gogol’s Dead Souls are brought together in the exhibition. Representing his signature style, themes such as Russian folklore, Jewish traditions and lovers stand out in Chagall’s works.

Life and Love: Prints, Drawings and Paintings is now on view through January 24, 2010.

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