Marc Chagall has, throughout his life, maintained a strong relationship with the written word. From Yiddish manuscripts to illustrations for books, his work develops through words, to the rhythm of the narrative and the printed page, giving rise to numerous editorial collaborations. These include Les Âmes mortes de Nicolas Gogol (1923-1927), Les Fables de la Fontaine (1926-1928) and La Bible (1930-1956).
The catalogue explores the singularity of each of these human, editorial and committed adventures and offers us, through iconography, the unique opportunity to discover original works and unpublished documents, partly from the artist's personal archives.
Exhibition at the Marc Chagall national Museum, Nice from October 10th, 2020 to January 11th 2021
156 pages / 140 illustrations
Dimensions: 24 x 31.6 x 1.3 cm
Publisher: Rmn - Grand Palais
- Nice - Musée national Marc Chagall
- Art movement
- Marc Chagall (1887-1985)