Marc Chagall

Life and Love: Prints, Drawings and Paintings


7 Foreword
Suna, İnan & İpek Kıraç

8 Foreword
James S. Snyder

10 Introduction
Meira Perry-Lehmann

12 Marc Chagall: A Photo biography

30 The World of Chagall
Ferit Edgü

36 Portraits
Sivan Eran-Levian

54 Chagall and the Theme of Lovers
Efrat Aharon

74 My Life
Efrat Aharon

96 Books of Bella Chagall 
Meria Perry-Lehmann

98 Burning Lights

112 First Encounter

124 Dead Souls
Meria Perry-Lehmann 

138 The Fables of La Fontaine
Efrat Aharon

158 Illustrations of the Bible

The works of outstanding 20th century artist Marc Chagall were exhibited in Turkey for the very first time at the Pera Museum. The 160 works by Chagall were comprised of prints, drawings and paintings selected from the rich collection of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem.

The exhibition catalogue examines a unique selection that revealed Chagall's multi-faceted personality and vivid world of imagination. Accompanying the drawings, which reflect Chagall’s life and his love for his first wife Bella, the catalogue also presents his illustrations for the Holy Book and for literary works such as The Fables of La Fontaine, and Gogol's Dead Souls. Representing his signature style, themes such as Russian folklore, Jewish traditions and lovers stand out in Chagall's works.

Date of Publication: 2009
Number of pages: 191
ISBN: 978-975-9123-65-9