"Chagall changed his colours completely. They were more vivid, they were brighter. And he was so happy to have this new inspiration...and his colours really start singing, as someone said at the time," Lampe told CBC News.
Although he was in Paris in the golden age that led to abstract art, Cubism and surrealism, Chagall never abandoned representation entirely, she said. He was influenced by his contemporaries in France, but wanted to keep his work rooted in folk art and accessible to all, she added.
“To look at Chagall makes people happy because they saw all these figures in the air, the acrobats, the dances and particularly the colours,” Lampe said.
In the exhibit, she set out to connect Chagall to his contemporaries in Russia, including Wassily Kandinsky, Kasimir Malevich, Natalia Goncharova and others. There are elements of his work that strongly reflect these avant-garde painters, she said."
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