The exhibition Marc Chagall. The Meaning of Life will open at the Cantacuzino Castle in Busteni on April 4th and can be visited until June 26th. The new exhibition comes after ones featuring works by Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso.
More than 150 lithographs by the Russian-French artist will go on display at the castle. The works belong to private collector Thomas Emmerling, who also brought the works of Dali and Picasso to the same exhibition venue.
Among the lithographs exhibited, forty were created between 1956 and 1960. They are collected under the title “Le Biblie” and represented the Genesis, angels, kings and prophets of the Old Testament and the story of Moses. Forty-three other lithographs are part of the Odyssey collection, while another ten are inspired by the ceiling of the Paris Opera, which Chagall painted. The exhibition at the Cantacuzino Castle will also include 36 lithographs reunited under the title “The Windows of Jerusalem.”
Marc Zakharovich Chagall (1887 –1985) was a Russian-French artist. He was associated with several major artistic styles and created works in a variety of artistic media, including painting, book illustrations, stained glass, stage sets, ceramic, tapestries and fine art prints. He experienced Modernism, and his work synthesizes Cubism, Symbolism and Fauvism.
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