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Martin Lawrence Galleries Dallas Celebrates the Spirit and Genius of 20th-Century Masters with an Opening Reception on

Sunday, April 28, 2019, 1:00 AM - 3:00 AM

Martin Lawrence Galleries Dallas Celebrates the Spirit and Genius of 20th-Century Masters with an Opening Reception on Saturday, April 27th, 2019
Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Joan Miró and Salvador Dalí hardly need an introduction. These world-renowned iconic artists captured the public's imagination, and to this day each remains a touchstone of 20th-century art, a symbol of the best of the best.
Today, Martin Lawrence Galleries (MLG) Dallas is proud to announce that it will be offering breathtaking works by these artists in its Galleria Mall location, beginning with an opening reception on Saturday, April 27th. Masterpieces to be presented for acquisition include Marc Chagall, The Bay of Angels, Salvador Dalí, La mer séparée par Jehovah, Pablo Picasso, Bacchanale: Couple and Flutist by a Lake. http://bit.ly/Modern_Master

“My hands were too soft. I had to find some special occupation, some kind of work that would not force me to turn away from the sky and the stars, that would allow me to discover the meaning of life. “Marc Chagall

Marc Chagall, poet-painter, was a Russian-French artist. An early modernist, he drew from several major artistic styles and created works in virtually every format, from paintings to book illustrations to fine art prints. He lived through and helped create modernism's "golden age in Paris," synthesizing the art forms of Cubism, Symbolism, and Fauvism-which gave rise to Surrealism-and combining that expression with Russian icon painting and folk art. Chagall's works reflect love, joy, beauty, and sadness, and he believed that color must be integrated with drawing. Pablo Picasso once remarked, "Chagall will be the only painter left who understands what colour really is." MLG is proud to exhibit originals, suites and individual prints by Marc Chagall.

No place inspired Chagall more than Nice, and this great partnership of love and admiration is perfectly encapsulated in his magical work, The Bay of Angels, a stunning blue siren floats above the beautifully detailed city, wistfully reaching for an enchanting bouquet. A sense of longing and desire fill the page, as the siren refuses to make contact with the viewer and instead appears to delight in her dreamlike world. The scene is quintessentially Chagall: romantic, whimsical and surreal, like a dream; inviting you in and invoking all of your emotions and senses and memories.
Created in 1962, this color lithograph was designed for the French Tourist Commissariat to attract tourists to the town of Nice and the Cote d'Azur outside France.
Chagall's Jewish identity was essential to him throughout his life, and much of his work can be described as an attempt to reconcile old Jewish traditions with styles of modernist art. However, he also occasionally drew on Christian themes, which appealed to his taste for narrative and allegory and his works have been exhibited in the Museum of Biblical Art in Dallas, TX. http://bit.ly/Dallas_Modern_Masters

The fact that I myself, at the moment of painting, do not understand my own pictures, does not mean that these pictures have no meaning; on the contrary, their meaning is so profound, complex, coherent, and involuntary that it escapes the most simple analysis of logical intuition." Salvador Dalí

Salvador Dalí is one of the greatest Surrealist artists in history. A skilled draftsman born into a prominent Spanish family in Catalonia Spain, Dali is best known for the striking and bizarre images of extraordinary landscapes of his inner world. Dalí painted his first picture in 1910 at the age of six. At ten he discovered Impressionist art, and at fourteen the Pompiers (a 19th-century group of academic genre painters). By 1927 he was Dalí-a recognized genius. MLG's collection of ‘The Great Dali’ includes wood engravings, lithographs, watercolors, and etchings. The largest Dalí painting ever created can be seen at MLG Las Vegas and located in the Forum Shops

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