Saturday, 20 April 2013

Musée du Luxembourg: Chagall exhibit "Between war and peace"

After reading this lovely book last fall, I wanted to know more about Marc Chagall's artwork and life

Journey on a Cloud: A Children's Book Inspired by Marc Chagall

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I went to see the Chagall exhibit " Between war and peace" (click) at the Musée du Luxembourg with my sisters Hélène and Sophie while I was in Paris this past March. It was a cold day!

Hélène and Sophie, jardin du Luxembourg, Paris

Chagall's work has vibrant colours and recurring themes such as candle sticks, farm animals, violin, flying couples, people with upside down head, circus scene appear in his paintings.

He also illustrated the fables of Jean de la Fontaine (click) which gave me ideas for art classes!

To view more of his artwork, click on this video

I bought few books and post cards at the museum shop. I was thrilled to discover this one for children titled "The Little Chagall". The collection is called "Happy Museum" from Kate's art Editions. French or English versions were available at the museum shop. Children will learn about art while having fun reading, playing and being creative!

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