Chagall à l'œuvre, the retrospective exhibition at the Centre Pompidou

Published by Cécile de Sortiraparis · Photos by · Published on August 30th, 2023 at 05:44 p.m.
Drawings, sculptures, ceramics: the Centre Pompidou exhibits its Chagall collection from October 4, 2023 to February 26, 2024.

Painter and printmaker Marc Chagall is one of the most influential and admired artists of the 20th century. The Centre Pompidou is dedicating a major exhibition to him, from October 4, 2023 to February 26, 2024. This retrospective focuses on the artist's post-war works, from 1945 to 1970. This is a rich and fascinating period in Chagall's career, which we discover through over a hundred works at the Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain.

The exhibition features the collection inherited from Bella and Meret Meyer: 127 drawings, seven sculptures and five ceramics by Marc Chagall. This time around, the Centre Pompidou has chosen to show exceptional works, centered around three themes.

In the first part of the exhibition, we discover the preparatory drawings for the costumes and stage curtains created for Stravinsky's ballet, TheFirebird. Here, once again, we see the love and influence of music on Chagall's art. Dance and music blend together in these works, as they do in the others on show in the rest of the exhibition.

The second part highlights the monumental work created for the ceiling of theOpéra Garnier in 1962. The Centre Pompidou goes behind-the-scenes, displaying sketches and models of this sublime decoration. Finally, there's a collection of sculptures, ceramics, collages and other works created between 1950 and 1970, the years during which Chagall diversified his techniques and skills, testing new means of expression.

Shimmering colors, movement, music, experimentation with textures: this retrospective reveals more about the artist's creative techniques and favorite themes... By focusing on the sketches and drawings, the Centre Pompidou also lifts the veil on Marc Chagall's creative process, allowing us to enter a little more into the artist's mind and intimacy.

A lovely exhibition to see at the Centre Pompidou this winter!

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Dates and Opening Time
From October 4th, 2023 to February 26th, 2024

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