It has started in october, the exhibition Chagall e il Mediaterraneo (Chagall and the Mediterranean) at Palazzo Blu in Pisa, in the beautiful Arno riverside. 150 paintings, sculptures, ceramics and lithographs in a wonderful location recently renewed, in the historical centre of Pisa, five minutes walking from Piazza dei Miracoli.
In fourteen days, exactly on October 23, 12,000 people – a daily average of 857 – visited the halls of Palazzo Blu Pisa to admire Chagall’s works. All of these paintings were made after 1926, year of the first Chagall visit in France, Greece and Holy Land. A journey in which he discovered the light of the Mediterranean Sea, which fascinated him with the colours of its landscapes.
Three sections of the exhibition, curated by Meret Meyer and Claudia Beltramo Ceppi. The French Riviera, Greece and the Bible. A travel through the magic of colour fascination that makes every view an independent element, a separate world full of sensuality and mysterious characters.
A trip into the visual world of love that’s worth a visit. I have been fascinated by those paintings representing flying couples over the cities. That’s a really poetic perspective to see love relationships.
The visit includes an overview of sculptures and ceramic, that represent the artist’s will to confront himself with classical art. The final room exhibits a small selection of collages, the last witness of the artist to free himself from the constraints of expression.
The show was made possible through collaboration with the Musée National Marc Chagall in Nice, the Center Pompidou in Paris and the Musée Matisse in Le Cateau Cambrésis. It will be open until 17 January 2010.
For next year Palazzo Blu is planning a major retrospective on Joan Miro.