Musée d'Art Moderne de Céret

When he set up shop in Arles in the late 1940s, Marc Chagall began to work with ceramics in his "rampart pottery" workshop. From 1949 to 1972, he produced over 220 works, all of which were unique pieces, unlike the "edition" approach of other artists of the time, such as Picasso. The trajectory of Chagall's production in ceramics was an evolving one, from first pieces inspired by traditional culinary ceramics through to more intricate explorations of color and form, in which the artist could create a sense of depth through the use of glossy and matte glazes. Then, at the turn of the 1950s, the works grew larger, with greater formal complexity, as Chagall turned to series, such as the Fables of La Fontaine pieces, or Biblical works. He also began to work on wall-mounted pieces. This show at the Musée d'Art Moderne de Céret in southern France focuses on the intersections between these different strands of Chagall's art, as well as the thematic and visual relationship of his ceramics to his paintings and drawings.

February 16 through May 25, 2008
8, boulevard Maréchal Joffre
66400 Céret
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