Marc Chagal museum - by Belarus tour guide 03/05/2013 @ 14:56

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Marc Chagall is probably the most famous Belarusian artist and Marc Chagall's museum is one of the most visited museum in Belarus.

Marc Chagall is one of the most famous belarussians. Chagall is known around the world for his surrealist paintings.
Chagall was born in Vitebsk on 7th of July 1887. He studied in St. Petersburg. After Chagall moved to Paris in 1910, where he joined the Cubism Art School. Before the First World War in 1914, he returned to Vitebsk. After the revolution in 1917 he founded a school of painting in Vitebsk. In 1920, Chagall moved to Moscow, and then back to Paris. During World War II he and his wife moved to the United States. In 1944 his wife died, and then Marc Chagall wasn't painting for several years. In 1960 Chagall created stained glass windows for Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem, and then he created around all the world, including Germany, France and the UK. Marc Chagall died in France in 1985.

Chagall's art is difficult to classify. He was very passionate about the avant-garde, his work was constantly on the verge of mass art and emerging trends, including Cubism, Fauvism and Surrealism.

Marc Chagall Museum

Marc Chagall Museum was opened in 1992 and it is one of the most interesting museum in Belarus. The collection is over 300 original works of art. The museum also displays reproductionsmarc_chagall2.jpg of some of the most famous Chagall's works.

There is also another part of the Chagall's museum opened in 1997. It's located in Chagall's parents' house, where the artist spent his childhood. The most important onject in the museum is the building itself, where Chagall lived with his parentsl. On display there are objects from everyday life of XIX-XX, copies of archival photographs and documents relating to the artist's lifee. There are few items displayed that belonged to the parents of Chagall.

The exhibition consists of the following parts (rooms): "Grocery", "Room for boys", "Salon", "Red Room", "Kitchen".The interior of the house was reconstructed according to the archival documents and works of Marc Chagall in Vitebsk.

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