Marc Chagall: The Third Dimension
In a nutshell
While Marc Chagall is most famous for his paintings, he produced works in many different formats. This exhibit focuses on the connection between his two dimensional works and his three dimensional ceramics and sculptures. Many sculptures are bas-relief carvings in marble and look like a natural extension of his paintings. The audio guide provides insight into the artist’s vertical sculptures, his technique of melding bodies of couples into one form, the reason why he depicts animals so frequently and his love of his home, Vitebsk, Belarus.
The Tokyo Station Gallery is located near the Marunouchi North Exit in Tokyo Station. The gallery entrance is on the first floor with the exhibition space on the second and third floors.
English? (labels/audio guides/handouts)
The wall text is minimal, with basic information in English and Japanese and a brief description of some pieces and chapter introductions in Japanese only. The gallery offers an audio guide through your phone (and provides helpful instructions) as well as free wi-fi. The guide is in Japanese, English, Chinese, and Korean.
Chagall’s use of vibrant colors together with his depiction of animals, bodies intertwined and Biblical scenes are captivating and often whimsical.
Any fan of art will enjoy this exhibition; a definite must for Chagall fans and lovers of bright color.
How far out?
Centrally located right in Tokyo Station.
How much time?
An hour. The audio guide is concise yet informative.
How much money?
¥1,300 for general admission
Until December 3, 2017
Rating: make a special trip, see it if you’re in the area or have some free time, see it only if you like this specific type of art
Worth a special trip.