The Biblical Cycle and other Works from the Würth Collection
Forum Würth Chur, 11th November 2016 – 26th March 2017
Marc Chagall (actually Moishe Zakharovich Shagalov, 1887 – 1985) is one of the outstanding artists of the 20th century. He knew how to combine memories of his Jewish-oriented childhood in Russia with the latest art movements in Paris. The extraordinary popularity of the artist, who was particularly apt at presenting emotions and empathy to the viewer, was based on his capacity to link reality with imagination.
The exhibition in the Forum Würth Chur not only shows individual works but, above all, a cycle on the Bible consisting of 25 Color lithographs. The lithographs of the Würth Collection were created in 1960, and their subjects differentiated themselves from the other Bible illustrations to the extent that particularly stories about women and their contribution to the history of Israel had been taken as a basis: We will Encounter Eve, Sarah, Hagar, Rachel, Naomi or Ruth and see their stories through Chagalls’s eyes, who considered the Bible to be the “richest poetic source of all times”.
A many-faceted accompanying programme is offered to the exhibition.
The exhibition is shown from the 11th of November 2016 to the 26th of March 2017 and is opened daily from 11 to 17 o’clock.