Organized by the Macao Museum of Art (MAM), under the auspices of the Cultural Affairs Bureau, and co-organized by the Macao Government Tourism Office and the Macao Foundation, the exhibition “Marc Chagall, Light and Colour in Southern France”, one of the highlights of the 29th Macao Arts Festival and 2018 Le French May, will be inaugurated on 31 May, featuring a selection of Marc Chagall’s works created from the 1950s to the 1970s.
In order to allow the public to have better understanding about Marc Chagall’s fantastic artistic life, MAM organized a special seminar “Marc Chagall and His Times” on Friday, 11 May, where the exhibition coordinator and MAM researcher Gigi Lo gave an elaboration on the topic. Through an examination of Marc Chagall’s particular epoch, the seminar aimed to outline and highlight the artist’s state of mind, and explore the choices he made during the process of his creation, thereby leading the audience to expand their imagination and feel the unique zeitgeist captured in Marc Chagall’s works. The seminar drew a large number of participants and concluded in a lively atmosphere.
Marc Chagall (1887-1985), one of the major artists of the 20th century, was born in White Russia (present-day Belarus) and settled in the South of France in the 1950s. He was nurtured by the many cultural influences encountered during his life and marked by war and exile. His unique life experience and his understanding of art drove him to have an unique artistic style. The exhibition “Marc Chagall, Light and Colour in Southern France” will feature a selection of works from the 1950s to the 1970s , including paintings, gouaches, lithographs, costumes and tapestries, which highlight the pre-eminence of light and colour in his creations.
Some of the participants expressed that the seminar helped them to know more about the artist and the motives and ways of expression of his works, hoping to appreciate the masterpieces of Marc Chagall, one of the most important artists in the 20th century.
The exhibition “Marc Chagall, Light and Colour in Southern France” is held from 1 June to 26 August 2018. The Macao Museum of Art, located at Avenida Xian Xing Hai, NAPE, is open daily from 10am to 7pm (no admission after 6:30pm), including public holidays, and is closed on Mondays. Admission is free. For more information, please visit the MAM website at www.MAM.gov.mo or call through tel. no. 8791 9814 during office hours.