“Chagall” in Madrid in February 2012

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Madrid, 16 January 2012, Art Media Agency, (AMA).

The Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza and Fundación Caja in Madrid will soon present, from 14 February to 20 May 2012, the eponymous retrospective “Chagall”.

The Russian artist Marc Chagall (1887-1985) moved to Paris in 1923. By not attending any schools, he was always linked with trends such as Surrealism and Neo-primitivism. He was inspired by Russian folklore and biblical subjects, and his work often reflected Symbolism. In 1941, he was forced to leave France and moved to the United States. It was there that he met several contemporaries, artists and writers including Léger, Masson, Mondrian, Bernanos, Maritain and Breton.

The exhibition, the artist’s first in Spain, will focus on the crucial role the artist played in the evolution of art history. The Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza will reveal the artist’s early works, avant-garde masterpieces, as well as work created before his move to the United States.

An exhibition space is also dedicated to the artist at the Fundación Caja Madrid, who will present the works of Chagall produced after 1941. The retrospective will focus on Chagall’s biblical subjects, his relationship with his poet contemporaries and will also propose sculptures, ceramics and stained glass window paintings.

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