“No Academy could have given me everything I discovered by devouring Paris' exhibitions, its shop windows, its museums. Just as a plant needs water, my art needed Paris." Thus Marc Chagall, the famous Russian-born French painter, spoke of his relationship with the art exhibitions and museums of the Ville Lumière. It is therefore no coincidence that in Paris - thanks to the generosity of two very particular collectors, Chagall's nieces, Bella and Meret Meyer who in 2022 donated one hundred and twenty-seven drawings, five ceramics and seven sculptures by Marc Chagall to the Center Pompidou - an exhibition was born extraordinary to celebrate the genius of this artist who died in 1985. On display there will be the opportunity to admire three great strands of works of art: the preparatory drawings for the costumes and curtains of the ballet L'Oiseau de feu by Igor Stravinsky taken over by Ballet Theater of New York in 1945, the sketches and models for the decoration of the ceiling of the Paris Opéra commissioned from the artist in 1962, as well as a set of ceramics, collages and sculptures produced from the 1950s to the dawn of the 1970s. A large, deeply autobiographical exhibition, which is at the same time a tribute to the great musicians who accompanied Chagall's artistic life and to the city of Paris which welcomed him and gave him refuge, both material and spiritual.