Marc Chagall – Poetry & Dream

2/2/13 – 7/21/13

Poetry & Dreams, that was the motto of the exhibition about Marc Chagall. The artist, who was born in Vitebsk (Belarus), is considered one of the most important painters of the 20th century and is often referred to as a “painter-poet” because of his fantastic, sometimes surreal pictorial language. The dreamlike and poetic imagery of the genius of the century inspires people all over the world to this day.

With its twelve open rooms, the Kunsthalle was predestined to present Chagall’s different life and work cycles in chronological and thematic order. A selection of around 120 works, divided into twelve themes, revealed the artist’s enormous creative power.

Thanks to top-class loans from important museums and collections (including the Rosengart Collection and the Würth Collection), the most beautiful works from cycles such as The Fables of La Fontaine (1926-1952), Daphnis and Chloé (1957-1961), One Thousand and One Nights (1948), The Odyssey (1974), Exodus (1966) and Circus (1967) will be shown. In addition, works on Paris and the Côte d’Azur were on display – both places shaped the artist throughout his life. In addition to oil paintings and gouaches, the Kunsthalle also presented selected works from the prints: hand-colored etchings, lithographs and rare monotypes.