From the 14th February 2012 to 20 May 2012 – Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum
One of the most extensive collections ever!
This is a one of a kind art exhibition, the first in Spain bringing together a collection of Chagall’s masterpieces. The collection consists of more than 150 paintings from various museums and private collections. It’s organized by the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza and Fundación Caja Madrid.The art exhibition showcases the main themes entwined throughout his work which have classified Chagall as a pioneer of the twentieth century..
Within the exhibition you can find art work from his beginnings to his years in Paris with the prominent Avant-garde movement. They depict Chagall’s struggle in a Revolutionary Russia up until he was forced into exile in 1941. His works have helped shaped art history at a time when a void existed. Impressionism was ending, and cubism was still a faint whisper. Chagall’s art provided forward momentum at a time when it was needed most.
This art exhibition is truly enlightening and connects the pieces of the art history puzzle together. His work shows his own unique identity, being of Russian and Jewish decent imprinting himself in history. Chagall created inspirational pieces from his use of memories and color. It was these images and his extraordinary technique of using limited colors which propelled him to one of the most famous artists of his generation.
Have a look and tell me what you think.