Art News: Marc Chagall Exhibit in Hamburg & Roy Lichtenstein “Mostly Men”

10 Oct
2010

MARC CHAGALL EXHIBIT IN HAMBURG

The Bucerius Kunst Forum is showing around 150 works by Marc Chagall (1887 – 1985) in an exhibit titled Marc Chagall. Lifelines now through January 16, 2011. The exhibition presents numerous paintings, drawings and prints by Chagall from the collection of the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, which can be seen for the first time in Germany.

It also explores the special relationship between the painter and his wife in the context of his artistic work. It continues the autobiography first time directly with the works of Chagall’s name.

The starting point is Chagall’s illustrations for his memoir My Life and the books written by Bella First encounter and burning candles.The fact captured memories of childhood and youth in the shtetl of Vitebsk provide a treasure trove of images that appears in many variations in his paintings and remains of the late work of importance. A particular focus is on Chagall’s involvement with the role of the artist and his artistic self-understanding.

The museum holds major works from the collection of Ida Chagall, the artist’s daughter, as well as many other collectors. For the exhibition at the Bucerius Kunst Forum, the collection of the Israel Museum has been complemented by selected works from German and European collections. via art daily.

ROY LICHTENSTEIN EXHIBIT ‘MOSTLY MEN’ AT LEO CASTELLI GALLERY

Roy Lichtenstein exhibit titled ‘Mostly Men‘ is currently on show now through October 30th at the Leo Castelli Gallery. The exhibition includes paintings, drawings and sculptures created throughout the artist’s entire career from the 1950′s through the 1990′s.

Portrait of Ivan Karp – 1961 (left) Portrait of Allan Kaprow – 1961 (right)

Since the early sixties when Lichtenstein first realized his comic strip paintings, ‘girls’ discovered an iconic presence in his work. The girls might cry, be anxious or dream but still represent an ideal way of feminine beauty. Men have never attained the same status in Lichtenstein’s work but nevertheless remain a constant presence, often disguised and hard to identify.

In ‘Portrait of Ivan karp’  and ‘Portrait of Allan Kaprow’ (seen above), Lichtenstein creates an identical image of a stereotypical male figure to depict the two subjects making them interchangeable.

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