Wycliffe College, in partnership with IMAGO, is delighted to bring to Toronto a fascinating exhibition Marc Chagall and the Bible from the Bowden Collections. The exhibition – from May 16 to October 15, 2023 – showcases 58 etchings and lithographs by the legendary artist Marc Chagall (1887-1985). This collection of prints by Chagall, curated by art collector and visual artist Sandra Bowden, is presented to the Canadian public for the first time.
Chagall is perhaps the foremost visual interpreter of the Bible in the 20th century. His vision of the Old Testament combines his Jewish heritage with modern art, offering a rich display of symbol and imagination. “Since my early youth I have been fascinated by the Bible," said the artist, "it has always seemed to me and it seems to me still that it is the greatest source of poetry of all time. Since then I have sought this reflection in life and in art. The Bible is like an echo of nature and this secret I have tried to transmit.”
Marc Chagall and the Bible contains over 55 etchings and lithographs of Chagall’s graphic works, including ten of the 105 etchings that together constitute a suite of work for Marc Chagall’s Bible (1932–39, 1952–56), a monumental project spanning 25 years. Also included are all 42 brilliantly colored images from his 1956 and 1960 suites of Bible lithographs, printed by Mourlot and published in Paris by Tériade for Verve as special editions devoted exclusively to Chagall’s original lithographs.
Admission is FREE and tickets are not required.
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