The South of France was a sun-drenched haven for many high-powered artists of the 20thcentury. One of them, Marc Chagall, was honoured during his lifetime with a newly built museum dedicated to his own work. Opened in 1973, the National Marc Chagall Museum in Nice showcases the five dominant periods of the artist’s work from 1903 until his death in 1985.
Chagall, who is considered an early modernist, created pieces across several media, notably painting, mosaic and stained glass. His paintings have a dreamlike quality, incorporating a blurred use of colour and featuring a strong attachment to Biblical imagery. The National Marc Chagall Museum is the world’s leading institution for discovering the work of this pivotal artist.
Marc Chagall National Museum
Avenue Dr Ménard
Open Wednesday to Monday from 10.00am to 5.00pm