Chagall. The color of dreams' at Palau Martorell

Curated by Lola Durán Úcar, the exhibition reviews the artist's career with a selection of unpublished works

Chagall. The color of dreams' at Palau Martorell
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Palau Martorell presents the Chagall exhibition. The color of dreams that can be visited from October 31 to March 24, 2024. The exhibition, curated by Lola Durán Úcar, has a careful selection of more than 150 works, at least 25 of which have never been seen in the 'State, which cover through 7 sections the great themes that inspired the artist: Origins, Sacred World, Exodus, Color, Paris, Fables and Love.

Marc Chagall (Vitebsk, Russia, 1887-Saint Paul de Vence, France, 1985) is an unclassifiable artist, creator of his own style, who throughout his life builds a personal universe through his paintings, in which they stand out for their intense colors that bring life to the scenography and to the characters, real or imaginary, that inhabit their works.

As a young man he settled in Paris, where he remained most of his life, and was in contact with the artistic avant-gardes of the early 20th century. His creations are influenced by Cubism, Fauvism, Surrealism and Orphism, but his yearnings for independence and freedom kept him away from ascribing to these movements.

The exhibition allows us to explore Chagall's childhood memories, marked by Russian and Jewish rites and traditions. There is also a section dedicated to the deep spirituality of the artist, from which emerged creations of great intensity, and works related to the Bible, such as the book of Exodus, stand out. In addition, we will find a space dedicated to literature, which was essential for his life, as well as the relationship with writers and publishers, or the projects as an illustrator of texts. And, all this, without forgetting the fascination for the circus, as well as the passion for Paris, the city that welcomed him when he arrived there from what is now Belarus, before the outbreak of the First World War. And, of course, the question of love, which for the artist was the feeling that gave meaning to life and also to art.

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