The Multiform Souls of Chagall, Artist Between Two Worlds

The Multiform Souls of Chagall, Artist Between Two Worlds
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Spring is tinged by enchantment at the Museo delle Culture - protagonist of the large Spring exhibition is Marc Chagall, in Milan with over one-hundred works donated by his friends and family at the Israel Museum of Jerusalem. At the centre of the project, the extraordinary work of the artist in the field of graphics and illustration, to admire in the multicoloured water colours, drawings and engravings. Like all the exhibitions at the Mudec, the goal is not simply to offer the public a hall full of masterpieces, but to explore the art from new perspectives, placing it in relationship with the background that nourished it. Marc Chagall. A Story of Two Worlds allows us to discover the roots of the painter in the Jewish community of Lëzna, a rural village at the gates of Vitebsk in today’s Belarus - this is the world of flying violinists, roosters and cows that dance across the canvases of Chagall as if in a dream, embracing the avant guarde and tradition at the same time. With the images created for the fables of La Fontaine, the stories of Gogol’ and Ma Vie, the illustrated autobiography of the artist, the Milanese itinerary touches the themes that were closest to the artist, such as his great love for his wife Bella Rosenfeld, of whom he illustrated two books on display in the exhibition. Up close, the multiform identity of the master - child enchanted by fables, loving husband, exiled with a heart full of nostalgia, religious illustrator of the Bible and, at the same time, avant guarde painter, capable of succeeding in the Paris of Modernism with his poetic and truly original talent.

Francesca Grego - © 2022 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel Milano