Musée National Marc Chagall

My wife and I visited Nice, France in June 2015 and were delighted to visit the Musée National Marc Chagall.  We’re both Marc Chagall fans, and aside from a few smaller works, I hadn’t seen many of his works in person.

Chagall was born in Russia, but spent much of his life in France.  He settled in the Côte d’Azur, where many other artists including Picasso and Matisse were also living.

The Musée National Marc Chagall opened in 1973 while Chagall was still alive.  It houses a series of paintings illustrating biblical topics.  Chagall took a role in the design of the museum, including creating a mosaic wall and stained glass window.

We ended up walking to the Museum from our hotel, it took about twenty minutes.  The Museum is located off Cimiez Boulevard, not too far from the train station.

The collection is stunning, and my photos cannot do it justice.  I hope you enjoy them, please click the photos for a larger version.  I’m afraid I didn’t take very good notes and don’t have the names of most of the pieces.  Next time..

 

A couple takes it all in..
A couple takes it all in..

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Detail from stained glass window.
Detail from stained glass window.
Stained glass window.
Stained glass window.

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A tapestry display.
A tapestry display.
Detail from stained glass window.
Detail from stained glass window.
Detail from stained glass window.
Detail from stained glass window.

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Adam and Eve Expelled From Paradise, 1961
Adam and Eve Expelled From Paradise, 1961

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