a guided tour of the Chagall museum in Nice

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The French Riviera is a land of many modern artists


Chagall museum in Nice
Chagall museum in Nice
Located in a residential part of Nice called Cimiez, displaying an elegant Belle Epoque architecture, the Chagall museum is a must see for all travellers staying in Nice. This is the only museum completely dedicated to this great artist and good man who spent the last d├ęcades of his life in Saint Paul de Vence village, a jewel of the French Riviera, where he is burried.

This quiet and simple building, that looks more like a house than a museum, as Chagall requested, and surrended by mediterranean vegetation, hosts the biblical message canevas, inspired from the Genesis and Exodus.
Those large colorfull paintings full of intensity and humanity, mix the history of the jewish people, with also many references to Christianism and the figure of Jesus, but also elements of Chagall's life, from his russian native village to his Paris and Saint Paul de Vence period.

Despite the suffering of his people, the tragedy of the second world war, the death of his first wife, Chagall remains all the time the painter of love, hapiness, faith in man.

Every time I leave this museum I have a feeling of fullness and inner peace. I believe this is the secret if Art: it makes me happy !

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