The Palazzo Reale in Milan presents the largest exhibition ever dedicated to Marc Chagall in Italy. Over 220 works, mostly paintings, guide visitors from his first painting Le Petit Salon (1908) to the last monumental works of the 1980s. It includes works from the collection of the heirs and masterpieces from major museums around the world, some of which have never been displayed before.
The theme of the exhibition is built around a new interpretation of the language of Chagall, whose poetic vein has been building over the course of the twentieth century through a mixture of major Western European traditions: from the original Jewish culture to that of the French avant-garde.
The exhibition is divided into sections: the first works made in Russia, the first stay in France and the subsequent return to Russia in 1921, the second period of his exile, first in France and then in the 1940s in America.