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In the land of the gods. Marc Chagall and the Greek world

In the land of the gods. Marc Chagall and the Greek world

In the land of the gods. Marc Chagall and the Greek world

 Marc Chagall, Daphnis et Gnathon, illustration pour le livre Daphnis et Chloé, 1961, lithographie. Collection particulière. © ADAGP, Paris, 2019.
Musée national Marc Chagall
Avenue du Docteur Ménard
06000 Nice
FR
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from November 16th 2019 to April 27th 2020 - the new exhibition of Marc Chagall national Museum, "In the land of the gods. Marc Chagall and the Greek world"
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In the land of the gods. Marc Chagall and the Greek world

November 16th 2019 - April 27th 2020

 

Presentation of the exhibition: Through a series of works rarely shown, the exhibition explores the relationship between Marc Chagall and ancient Greek literature. At the invitation of his Greek-born publisher Tériade, the artist undertook two trips to Greece in 1952 and again in 1954, from which several projects resulted. Inspired by reading Daphnis et Chloé by Longus and Homer's Odyssey, Chagall's works took various forms.

From illustrated books to a monumental mosaic for the Faculty of Law of Nice, by way of the sets and costumes for the Daphnis et Chloé ballet for the Paris Opera, the master from Vence navigated and appropriated these classics of Mediterranean culture, the exhibition of which is an opportunity to offer a renewed perspective.


Curators :
Anne Dopffer, Head of national Museums of XXth century of the Alpes-Maritimes
Jean-Baptiste Delorme, heritage curator of Marc Chagall national Museum


Caption : Marc Chagall, Daphnis et Gnathon (detail), illustration for Daphnis et Chloé's book, 1961, lithography. Private collection © ADAGP, Paris, 2019.