Marc Chagall’s world is one where musicians play from rooftops, lovers float above cities, and flowers are larger than life. One of the most important and prolific artists of the 20th Century, Chagall drew from a highly personal mythology to create a fantastical realm where his memories could come alive, blending the imagery and traditions of his Russian heritage with modern stylistic innovations discovered in his adopted country of France. Featuring works from six decades of painting, Marc Chagall: Rêve et mémoire showcases the whimsical and poetic sensibility that continued to captivate the public in the artist’s later years, his dreams for the future rooted firmly in his memories of the past. The resulting visual vernacular is equal parts nostalgia and imagination; it is once immediately recognizable and completely unique.
Marc Chagall: Rêve et mémoire will be on view at Sotheby’s Palm Beach on 28 January – 12 February.