Exhibition "Three epochs of Marc Chagall" 0+ Automatic translate
с 29 Декабря
по 8 Марта
Калужский музей изобразительных искусств
ул. Ленина, 104
On December 29, at 15.00, the Kaluga Museum of Fine Arts (104 Lenina st., Wing) will host the opening of the exhibition "Three Epochs of Marc Chagall" by the world-famous Russian and French artist of Jewish origin Marc Chagall.
The exhibition presents the most famous graphic series of the artist, created by him in different periods of his life. Illustrations for the poem "Dead Souls" by Nikolai Gogol, executed in 1923–1930. commissioned by the renowned publisher Ambroise Vollard - the beginning of his career. The biblical series of color lithographs "Biblical Epistles" of 1956 and drawings for the Bible of 1960 - show the mature period of creativity. The series "And on the ground…" was made in 1977. based on the works of the famous writer, hero of the French resistance, Minister of Culture in the government of Charles de Gaulle André Malraux. This series is a recognition of the importance of Chagall’s work on the part of France, considering his work as its cultural heritage. The works of all graphic series on display together are a kind of retrospective of the artist’s career.
All of Chagall’s graphic works on display come from the collection of Mark and Pavel Bashmakov. MI Bashmakov is a famous mathematician, doctor of physical and mathematical sciences, professor, member of the Russian Academy of Education. He collects works in the livre d’artiste style (French for "artist’s book"), that is, books with original graphics by famous artists of the 20th century. P. A. Bashmakov is a collector, owner of the PS Gallery, which provided the museum with this exhibition. It provides an opportunity to get acquainted with the biography and work of the outstanding artist of the twentieth century - Marc Chagall.
Marc Chagall lived a very long and creatively rich life. He was born in the Russian Empire in the city of Liozno, Vitebsk province on July 7, 1887. He received his initial artistic training from a local painter in the city of Vitebsk. In 1906 he came to St. Petersburg, where in 1906-1909. attended a drawing school at the Society for the Encouragement of Arts, studied in the studios of famous artists. He lived in St. Petersburg-Petrograd, Vitebsk and Moscow, and in 1910-1914 - in Paris. After the revolution in 1918-1919. Chagall served as commissar of the CPSU (Bolsheviks) of the provincial department of public education in Vitebsk, decorated the city for the revolutionary holidays. Emigrated abroad in 1922, from 1923 he lived in France. During World War II, he and his family managed to leave for America, and in 1941-1947 he lived in New York. Then he returned to France, lived and worked in Paris or in the south of France,where he died on March 28, 1985 in Provence. Marc Chagall was one of the most famous avant-garde artists, whose merits received worldwide recognition during his lifetime. He left behind a rich artistic heritage, which includes many paintings and graphic works, scenography and literary works.
The exhibition will run from December 29, 2021 to March 08, 2022 at the Kaluga Museum of Fine Arts (104 Lenin Street, wing).
The museum is open from 10.00 to 18.00, on Saturday from 11.00 to 19.00.
Day off - Monday.
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