“Fort de Bard”

Chagall retrospective at the Fort de Bard

From 25 June to 13 November, the Fort de Bard in the Aosta Valley,  is presenting a major summer exhibition on Marc Chagall, thanks to the Fondation Maeght’s loan of the painting La Vie (1964), one of the artist’s masterpieces. 180 works will be gathered around this masterpiece that will be making its first appearance in Italy. Due to its complex and monumental nature, most of the themes dear to the painter are represented in the work; this is why it will be the starting point of the exhibition. Olivier Kaeppelin, director of the Fondation Maeght has commented on this major exhibition: “This painting is crucial to the work of Marc Chagall as it revives all episodes of his life but also all the styles to which he took recourse in his different periods of creation. From cubism to popular imagery, via “free colour” expression, he uses, with both simplicity and mastery, the modes of expression essential for him to reach the greatest intensity and above all the greatest aesthetic...

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