A Modern Master Makes Art out of War

A Modern Master Makes Art out of War

Until July 21, 2013, the Musée du Luxembourg, a museum in Paris’s Luxembourg Garden, will be presenting a profound and inspiring exhibition dedicated to the painter Marc Chagall. The exhibition is entitled ‘Chagall, Between War and Peace,’ and it includes works revolving around the artist’s wartime experiences.

Active during the beginning and the middle of the 20th century, Chagall is one of the most well known modern Russian artists in the world. Working throughout World War I and World War II, Chagall was able to depict these turbulent times in a way that was unique and true to his artistic vision. During the first World War, Chagall strived to show the most important moments of his life.

After World War I, Chagall moved from Russia to France. However, he left France in the 1940s due to the growing influence of Nazism, and the artist ended up in the United States. There, he reflected on these episodes of his life in a somber way that he expressed through his imagery and his color palette.

Guests staying at the Hôtel de la Tour Maubourg can easily visit the Musée du Luxembourg, which is located in the 6th arrondissement — quite close to their hotel in the 7th. This will allow them not only to explore the beautiful and impressive Luxembourg Garden but also to learn about Chagall’s profound visions of war during the 20th century.

The exhibit ends on a positive note by revealing the peace that Chagall finally found in Venice, after World War II. In these later paintings, the artist’s palette becomes colorful and his backgrounds encompass the beauty of the Mediterranean landscapes.