Budapest (MTI) – An exhibition featuring 148 of Marc Chagall’s lithographs and sketches opened in southern Hungary’s Pecs on Monday.
The exhibition presents 40 lithographs on biblical themes, 43 ones for Homer’s Odyssey and sketches prepared for the renovation of the Paris Opera’s ceiling.
Lithographs made for the twelve colour stain glass windows for the Abbell Synagogue at the Hadassah University Medical Centre in Jerusalem are also on display in the Martyn Ferenc Museum.
Chagall’s works travelled to Pecs from the German private collection of Thomas Emmerling, who chose the city with its cultural significance kept in view, Mayor Zsolt Pava said at the opening.
In August, the exhibition will be completed with Chagall’s painting The Blue Village, arriving from the Budapest Museum of Fine Arts.
The exhibition will run until October 31.