Gallery21 March 2015

#Chagall's National Museum in Nice [PHOTO-VIDEO GALLERY]

The museum is also known as the "National Museum Marc Chagall Biblical Message".

Chagall Circus,Credit Light show

Chagall Circus,Credit Light show

Created during the lifetime of the artist, with the support of the Minister of Culture André Malraux, and opened in 1973, the museum is also known as the "National Museum Marc Chagall Biblical Message" because it is home to the series of seventeen paintings illustrating the biblical message painted by Chagall and offered to the French State in 1966. This series illustrates the Genesis, Exodus and the Song of Songs.

But as the collections are enhancing, which was a theme museum depicting the biblical message, it has become a monographic museum dedicated to the work of religious and spiritual inspiration of Chagall. In 1972, the painter gave the museum all the preparatory sketches of the biblical message and the stained glass windows and sculptures, and in 1986 the museum acquired by donation the full suite of drawings and gouaches made for the Exodus and ten other paintings, which include the triptych, "Resistance, Resurrection, Liberation".

Other acquisitions have complemented the museum's collection, which today has one of the largest collections of works by Marc Chagall. 


 See also our former article:


[EDITOR'S NOTE:  The Gallery contains a collection of several works ]

Judit Neuberger

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