Marc Chagall

World in Turmoil

Schirn Presse Chagall Um sie herum 1945 Centre Pompidou

Marc Chagall, Around Her, 1945, Centre Pompidou, Paris, Musée national d’art moderne/Centre de création industrielle, Gift of the artist, 1953, Photo: bpk / CNAC-MNAM/Philippe Migeat

© BONO / Chagall ®

The exhibition sheds light upon a lesser-known aspect of Marc Chagall’s (1887-1985) practice, namely his works from the 1930s and 1940s, in which the artist’s colourful palette darkens.

Date Place
Prisma Galleries

The life and work of the Jewish painter was deeply influenced by the artistic policy of National Socialism and the Holocaust. During the early 1930s, Chagall’s work increasingly explored the aggressive anti-Semitism prevailing in Europe, and he eventually emigrated to the United States in 1941. His artworks from this period touch upon central and pertinent themes such as identity, homeland and exile.

The exhibition is organised by Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt in cooperation with Henie Onstad Kunstsenter.

The exhibition is curated by Caroline Ugelstad and Ilka Voermann.