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Exhibition Lovers of Marc Chagall in Moscow
August 24, 2018 15:07

The Altmans Gallery will present the most romantic exhibition of this autumn; Marc Chagall’s art is imbued with love, tenderness and fidelity.
“Everything can be changed both in life and art, and everything will change when we get rid of shame when saying the word “love”. There is real art in it! That's all of my mastery and religion. It is only love that matters to me, and I deal only with the things that revolve around it,” - Marc Chagall said.
It is no coincidence that the main theme of the exhibition is love, along with romance, tenderness and fidelity, which permeate the art works by Marc Chagall.

The name of the exhibition echoes with the main series of the artist paintings, "Lovers", created in 1914-1917 and conveying the essence of this great feeling in various color pallets. It was them – “The Lovers" by Marc Chagall – that inspired the same-name forthcoming exhibition in the Altmans Gallery, an international gallery of outstanding artists.

Over the course of a month and a half, more than two dozen art works will be displayed in the gallery, including both color and black and white lithographs by Marc Chagall. The exhibition hinges on the lithography "Lovers with the Red Sun". The color component of lithography, just like in other Chagall’s works, does not copy the realistic colors of things, but creates an emotional atmosphere, the impression of festive elation of what is happening over empirical reality.

One of the main artists of the 20th century - great Marc Chagall - met his future wife Bella back in 1909. At that time he was a poor young artist, whereas she was the daughter of a famous jeweler. In spite of that social gap, Bella immediately recognized his outstanding talent and strong spirit and got to trust in him completely, for the rest of her life. On July 25, 1915 they got married and Bella became the muse of Marc Chagall.

Later he wrote: “For many years her love lit up everything I did”. Her big black eyes look at the viewers from the canvases of all periods of Marc Chagall’s creative work. Her features are recognizable in the faces of nearly all the women he portrayed.

The exhibition "Lovers" is arranged in a very special way, on the basis of the interior of MarcChagall's studio. Its concept was designed by architect Julia Napolova, the founder of Bureau P.S. Cultural. The theme of domestic carpets on the walls and floors, as well as lights in lampshades on the ceiling, convey the atmosphere of the artist's home life, inseparable from his creativity. The cozy, intimate atmosphere of the place where Marc Chagall worked helps to reveal his perception of love and tenderness that the exhibition is dedicated to.

When: from September 27 to November 5, 2018
Where: the Altmans Gallery in the Novinsky Trade Center at the address 31, Novinsky Boulevard, Moscow.

Author: Vera Ivanova

Tags: Moscow Museums     

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