The last week at Milan’s Permanente opened a sensorial exhibition dedicated to the great Jewish-Russian-French artist.
Marc Chagall was born in 1887 at Vitebsk, a small village of the Russian Empire. First of nine children of a humble Jewish family (dad IS a manual laborer, mum manages a small grocery store), he began studying art at the age of 19, enrolling at the school of the artist Pen.
Wooden izbas, small churches, small shops: these are the first subjects that inspire young Chagall, and will remain, even in the years to come, a cornerstone of his creative imagination.
In 1907, with 27 rubles in his pocket, young Chagall moved to Petersburg, the capital of the empire, where he was introduced to main artistic movements (including French fauves, German expressionism, Italian futurism), and which will mark his artistic evolution.
Then he moves to Paris (France will become his second homeland), later back to Russia and to the United States (where he flew during the Nazi occupation), Israel, and finally south of France, where he passed away at the age of 98.
A long, intense, multi-faceted artistic life and career, in which visitors of the exhibition Sogno di una notte d’estate held at Milan’s Permanente, are polyphonically immersed.
Directed by Gianfranco Iannuzzi, Renato Gatto and Massimiliano Siccardi, with a soundtrack by Luca Longobardi, produced by Arthemisia with Sensorial Art Experience, CHAGALL Sogno di una notte d’estate is a show-exhibit, an authentic sensory path.
12 macro sequences (Vitebsk, life, poetry, collages, war, windows, Opéra Garnier, Daphnis and Chloé, mosaics, circus, fairy tales, the Bible), a real journey to get acquainted – through all the senses – with one of the greatest masters of the Twentieth century.
Exhibition location until January, 28 2018
Museo della Permanente, Via Turati 34, Milano
Every day 9.30 AM – 7.30 PM