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The Circus The Circus

1967/Oil on paper mounted on canvas

38.0 x 57.2 cm

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SUMMARY

A “circus” is one of the important subjects in Chagall’s painting. While a large audience is watching, a female circus rider on a white horse stands in front of a large ring held by a clown, and beyond the rider are seen a female acrobat riding a trapeze, a man holding a chicken, and a person with the head of a donkey. With vivid colors such as yellows and reds scattered around against a clear blue background, the painting seems to represent an event in a child’s dream. It is a work filled with the mysterious beauty of Chagall, who transformed his own inner world into a fantastical picture full of poetical sentiment.

ARTIST

Marc Chagall

1887-1985

List of artworks by the same artist

INFORMATION

Exhibiton history

7 26, 2024 (Fri.)~9 23 (Mon.)

400 Years of Western Paintings – Masterpieces from Tokyo Fuji Art Museum – Shizuoka City Museum of Art (Shizuoka, Japan)

3 23, 2024 (Sat.)~6 23 (Sun.)

Where The Gaze Reaches: Masterpieces from the Collection of Tokyo Fuji Art Museum Chengdu Art Museum (Chengdu, China)

11 28, 2023 (Tue.)~2 28 (Wed.)

Vision and Gaze: Western Figure and Portrait Painting from Tokyo Fuji Art Museum Nanshan Museum (Shenzhen, China)

8 5, 2023 (Sat.)~11 12 (Sun.)

Faces of Time: Western Portrait Collection of Tokyo Fuji Art Museum National Centre for the Perfoming Arts (Beijing, China)

4 19, 2023 (Wed.)~7 23 (Sun.)

400 Years of Western Figure and Portrait Paintings: Collection of Tokyo Fuji Art Museum Shanghai PowerLong Museum (Shanghai, China)

12 27, 2022 (Tue.)~4 5 (Wed.)

Vision and Gaze: Western Figure Painting from Tokyo Fuji Art Museum Liaoning Provincial Museum (Shenyang, China)

9 17, 2022 (Sat.)~11 20 (Sun.)

400 Years of Western Paintings – Masterpieces from Tokyo Fuji Art Museum – Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design (Toyama, Japan)

7 16, 2022 (Sat.)~9 4 (Sun.)

Masterpieces from Tokyo Fuji Art Museum Kumamoto Prefectural Museum of Art (Kumamoto, Japan)

3 19, 2022 (Sat.)~5 8 (Sun.)

Masterpieces of European Paintings From Tokyo Fuji Art Museum Collection Saga Prefectural Art Museum (Saga, Japan)

10 23, 2021 (Sat.)~12 26 (Sun.)

The 400 Years of Western Painting: Masterpieces From Tokyo Fuji Art Museum Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts (Tochigi, Japan)

7 9, 2021 (Fri.)~8 29 (Sun.)

400 Years of European Paintings: Masterpieces From Tokyo Fuji Art Museum Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art (Okayama, Japan)

12 15, 2020 (Tue.)~1 31 (Sun.)

How to Read Western Paintings: Masterpieces from Tokyo Fuji Art Museum Okinawa Prefectural Museum and Art Museum (Okinawa, Japan)

9 12, 2020 (Sat.)~11 3 (Tue.)

400 Years of Western Paintings: Masterpieces from Tokyo Fuji Art Museum Miyazaki Prefectural Art Museum (Miyazaki, Japan)

7 22, 2020 (Wed.)~9 6 (Sun.)

400 Years of Western Paintings: Masterpieces from Tokyo Fuji Art Museum Oita Prefectural Art Museum (Oita, Japan)

2 20, 2020 (Thu.)~4 12 (Sun.)

How to Read Western Paintings: Masterpieces from Tokyo Fuji Art Museum The Museum of Modern Art, Ibaraki (Ibaraki, Japan)

9 3, 2019 (Tue.)~10 22 (Tue.)

Masterpieces of European Paintings From Tokyo Fuji Art Museum Collection Yamaguchi Prefectural Art Museum (Yamaguchi, Japan)

1 12, 2019 (Sat.)~5 4 (Sat.)

500 Years of Western Paintings: Collection of Tokyo Fuji Art Museum Shanghai PowerLong Museum (Shanghai, China)

10 23, 2018 (Tue.)~12 23 (Sun.)

500 Years of Western Paintings: Collection of Tokyo Fuji Art Museum Tsinghua University Art Museum (Beijing, China)

4 29, 2017 (Sat.)~6 25 (Sun.)

The Collection of the Tokyo Fuji Art Museum: East and West Encounters Niihama City Museum of Art (Ehime, Japan)

7 9, 2016 (Sat.)~8 28 (Sun.)

300 years of Western Painting from Baroque, Rococo to École de Paris Nagano Prefectural Shinano Art Museum (Nagano, Japan)

6 27, 2015 (Sat.)~8 30 (Sun.)

Feast of beauty: 300 years of Western Painting From Baroque, Rococo to Ecole de Paris Yawatahama Citizen Gallery (Ehime, Japan)

4 29, 2015 (Wed.)~6 21 (Sun.)

Feast of beauty: 300 years of Western Painting From Baroque, Rococo to Ecole de Paris The Tokushima Modern Art Museum (Tokushima, Japan)

10 3, 2012 (Wed.)~11 25 (Sun.)

Marc Chagall 2012 The Love Story The Museum of Kyoto (Kyoto, Japan)

7 30, 2012 (Mon.)~9 23 (Sun.)

Marc Chagall 2012 The Love Story The Niigata Bandaijima Art Museum (Niigata, Japan)

6 10, 2012 (Sun.)~7 22 (Sun.)

Marc Chagall 2012 – The Love Story – Nagasaki Prefectual Art Museum (Nagasaki, Japan)

4 8, 2012 (Sun.)~6 3 (Sun.)

Marc Chagall -The Love Story- The Museum of Art, Kochi (Kochi, Japan)

2 10, 2012 (Fri.)~4 1 (Sun.)

Marc Chagall 2012 The Love Story Matsumoto City Museum of Art (Nagano, Japan)

6 4, 2011 (Sat.)~8 14 (Sun.)

Celebration by Marc Chagall National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts (Taichung, Taiwan)

12 3, 2010 (Fri.)~3 27 (Sun.)

Chagall : Magician of Color Seoul Museum of Art (Seoul, South Korea)

7 14, 2007 (Sat.)~11 25 (Sun.)

Impressionists and Its Sources: Monet, Renoir, and Barbizon Masters Musee d'art Mercian KARUIZAWA (Nagano, Japan)

8 1, 2003 (Fri.)~8 31 (Sun.)

A Great Masters of Impressionist and Modern Arts Iwate Prefectural Hall (Iwate, Japan)

4 18, 2003 (Fri.)~5 25 (Sun.)

The Great Masters of Art Fukuoka Art Museum (Fukuoka, Japan)

1 2, 2003 (Thu.)~1 26 (Sun.)

Great Masters of Modern Japanese Oil Paintings Saga Prefectural Art Museum (Saga, Japan)

10 12, 2002 (Sat.)~11 10 (Sun.)

Invitation to Occidental Painting Arts: from Barbizon School to Contemporary Art Abashiri Museum of Art (Hokkaido, Japan)

9 7, 2002 (Sat.)~9 29 (Sun.)

Four Centuries of Occidental Paintings from the Tokyo Fuji Art Museum Collection SOGO Museum of Art (Kanagawa, Japan)

7 20, 2002 (Sat.)~9 1 (Sun.)

The Great Masters of Art Hida Takayama Museum of Art (Gifu, Japan)

6 7, 2002 (Fri.)~6 23 (Sun.)

Modern Western Oils and Engravings from the Tokyo Fuji Art Museum Collection Fukui City Art Museum (Fukui, Japan)

5 11, 2002 (Sat.)~6 2 (Sun.)

Modern Western Painting Kagoshima Prefectural Museum of Culture Reimeikan (Kagoshima, Japan)

4 13, 2002 (Sat.)~5 6 (Mon.)

Modern Western Oils and Engravings from the Tokyo Fuji Art Museum Collection The Urasoe Art Museum (Okinawa, Japan)

10 1, 2000 (Sun.)~12 3 (Sun.)

Masterpieces of Western Paintings from the Renaissance to the 20th Century National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall (Taipei, Taiwan)

8 12, 1998 (Wed.)~8 25 (Tue.)

Chagall Exhibition Daimaru Museum (Tokyo, Japan)

10 14, 1997 (Tue.)~11 30 (Sun.)

Masterpieces of Western Oil Painting from the TFAM Collection Hong Kong Museum of Art (Hong Kong, China)

6 14, 1997 (Sat.)~7 7 (Mon.)

400 Years of Art in the East and West—From the Collection of Tokyo Fuji Art Museum Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of Art (Ishikawa, Japan)

10 16, 1992 (Fri.)~11 5 (Thu.)

Masterpieces of European Oil Painting: The Paintings in 20th Century from the Renaissance to Impressionism China Art Gallery (Beijing, China)

Origin of collections

Provenance: Galerie Maeght, Paris Shoneman Galleries, New York Private Collection, New York Hirschl & Adler, New York Private Collection, New York

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