Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal

Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal
February 2017
While in Montreal last month I had a full day or glorious escapes.  The day started at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and a Chagall exhibition.  I was not prepared for the extensive show that included many rooms, showcasing Chagall's many artistic talents.  Not just paintings, but costumes, sculptures, ceramics, ceilings, and tapestries. Here is how the museum described the Chagall Couleur et Musique:

Chagall: Colour and Music is the biggest Canadian exhibition ever devoted to Marc Chagall (1887-1985). Featuring 340 works of art and a large selection of documentary works, including films, photographs and musical excerpts, this multidisciplinary exhibition is the first to focus on Chagall’s profound connection to music in his life and work.

Many rooms of incredible original works 

Three galleries are devoted to the ballets for which Chagall designed the sets and costumes: Aleko (1942, Mexico City), The Firebird (1945, New York) and Daphnis and Chloe (Brussels-Paris, 1958-1959)

The Red Circus
1956-1960 Oil on Canvas 

What a wonderful morning of art.  Thank you Ron for another amazing museum and cultural experience.  

--- to be continued - next Mamma Mia - ---

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