Stepping inside Nice’s Musée Marc Chagall

The cosmopolitan city of Nice is packed with interesting and thought-provoking sites to visit, and none more so than a trip to the Musée Marc Chagall.

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The museum is dedicated to the life and works of the iconic Russian/French painter, Marc Chagall. Described as “the quintessential Jewish artist of the twentieth century”, Chagall used the medium of stained glass to produce the windows for the cathedrals of Reims and Metz.

The museum in Nice was constructed during the artist’s lifetime, with the cooperation of Chagall himself, who was not only the creator of the artistic contents of the museum, but also installed the awe-inspiring mosaic and the stained glass which is present in the concert hall. Chagall also designed the layout of the museum’s gardens and specified where he wanted each piece of artwork placing.

The museum was finally inaugurated in 1973. Amongst its fascinating pieces of art is a series of seventeen paintings by Chagall which illustrate the biblical message. The paintings detail the first two chapters of the Bible, Genesis and Exodus, as well as Solomon’s Song of Songs, a biblical mediation of spiritual and sexual love.

Nice offers its visitors an exceptional collection of artwork. Asides the Musée Marc Chagall, the Museum d’Histoire Naturelle, which celebrates the regional biodiversity of this part of France, the Musée Matisse, the Musée Masséna, Musée National du Sport and the Musée d’Archeologie de Nice, are just several of a large number of museums in this lively city that never fail to attract endless tourists through their doors all year round.