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Rotherham, United Kingdom
September 10, 2011
From journal Culture on the Riviera
Cinnaminson, New Jersey
February 21, 2001
If you love Chagall's paintings as I do, this museum is a real treat.
At the time I was in Nice, Chagall Museum had an exhibit of Chagall’s book illustrations. This was very interesting since I really didn’t know that he illustrated so many. There were illustrations to the "Story of Exodus" and the Bible, Homer’s "Odyssey", Shakespeare’s "Storm". Also there were lithographs published in "Derriere le mirroir", a copy of which I actually bought. This magazine publishes works of different famous painters.
The main exposition is the reason the museum was built. It contains paintings each taking up a wall, a glass stained window, tapestries, mosaic, gouashes that are all devoted to different events from the Bible. Each of the paintings is really monumental and is full of life. The colors are very bright and saturated. Some have purple dominating, some blue, some green. The main topics of the paintings are themes from Genesis, Exodus and the Song of Solomon with Chagall’s very different interpretation of some themes. These paintings were created by Chagall in 1960-1966 when he lived in Vence.
You will not be allowed to take pictures inside, they strictly enforce that. There is a gift shop in the lobby, but unfortunately the reproductions are very poor, with colors not even coming close to the original, so I would not recommend buying anything.
From journal Nice in spring
Williams Lake, British Columbia
January 27, 2001
From journal Nice - Summer and Fall
by A. Stevenson
Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France
November 24, 2000
From journal Nice Year-Round
October 27, 2000
From journal Nice in a nutshell