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KANSAI

“Marc Chagall 2012: The Love Story”

NAGASAKI PREFECTURAL ART MUSEUM

by Tomohiro Osaki

Staff Writer

Marc Chagall lived through the hardships of both world wars. Because of this life and his Belarusian-Russian-French roots, he moved many times — from Vitebsk in Belarus, where he grew up, to traveling between St. Petersburg, Berlin and Paris — until he was forced to flee German-occupied France for the United States in 1941.

Chagall’s sweetheart and muse, Bella Rosenfeld, who he married in 1915, was the one constant in his life, and after she died in 1944, Chagall returned to Paris. Under the theme of “love,” this show brings together around 100 works, including oil paintings, watercolors and prints; till July 22

Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum; (095) 833-2110; 2-1, Dejima-cho, Nagasaki; Nagasaki Station, Nagasaki Main Line. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. ¥1,200. Closed on June 25 and July 9. www.nagasaki-museum.jp.