Marc Chagall in the Stone Quarry

Marc Chagal,( 1887-1985), The Violin player, 1939. Private Collection. Photo: Les Carrières de Lumières/ Adagp, Paris.

The works by Marc Chagall (1887 – 1985), an artist of Russian origin  who obtained French nationality in 1937, are on show in the stone quarry of Les Carrières de Lumières (Provence, France). Most of the artist’s best-known masterpieces have been digitized and will be screened on the 5,000 m2. The first show focusing on a single artist at Les Carrières de Lumières, this new 2016 multimedia exhibition has been designed as a veritable journey through the major phases of the artist’s career. The Midsummer Night’s Dreams is a story in twelve parts: Vitebsk, Life, Poetry, Collages, The War, Stained Glass, The Opéra Garnier, Daphnis and Chloé, Mosaics, The Circus, Illustrations and The Bible, presenting Chagall’s creativity in all its diversity, and his multiple sources of inspiration. The universal themes of love, the family, roots, the landscape, the circus, war, and music are perfectly showcased within the wonderful setting that are Les Carrières de Lumières. In addition to Chagall’s painted work, the show also reveals his collages, mosaics and stained glass windows, thereby illustrating the full range of Chagall’s talents. Further information: