Art and Heritage in Central Europe
Poland’s difficult history and severe wartime losses are why Polish museums can only boast a few works of the most remarkable artists of the 20th century, which enjoy steady interest from international visitors. One of them is certainly Marc Chagall, whose art has become recognisable because it has made it into the realm of popular culture on an unprecedented scale thanks to reproductions copied and presented on various media and in various contexts. Only a modest selection of the artist’s prints was exhibited in three Polish museums.
The collection of 14 of Marc Chagall’s works on paper is now part of the collection of the National Museum in Warsaw as the result of an unprecedented purchase. The works come from Chagall’s family’s collection and were bought from Kornfeld, a recognised Swiss auction house. They originated in the post-war period. They convey Chagall’s wide range of printmaking and drawing techniques. The artist is known for his freedom in using various means of expression, combining gouache, tempera, crayon, pencil, and coloured ink. The high quality of the materials and the perfect condition of all the works are also notable.
Exhibition at the National Museum in Warsaw is opened from 30 April to 24 July 2022.
Read more: https://www.mnw.art.pl/en/temporary-exhibitions/chagall,53.html
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