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Chagall's Four Seasons

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Chagall's Four Seasons

 

10 S. Dearborn St., Chase Tower
Chicago, IL 60601

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Composed of thousands of inlaid chips in over 250 colors, Marc Chagall’s mosaic artwork The Four Seasons portrays six scenes of Chicago. It features a vocabulary of images informed by the artist’s Russian-Jewish heritage and found in his Surrealist paintings such as birds, fish, flowers, suns and pairs of lovers. Chagall maintained, “the seasons represent human life, both physical and spiritual, at its different ages.” The design for this mosaic was created in Chagall’s studio in France, transferred onto full-scale panels and installed in Chicago with the help of a skilled mosaicist.

Chagall continued to modify his design after its arrival in Chicago, bringing up-to-date the areas containing the city’s skyline (last seen by the artist 30 years before installation) and adding pieces of native Chicago brick.

 

 

 

Hours:

Daily, 24 hours

 

 

 

Admission:

Free

 

 

 

Accessibility:

This attraction is wheelchair accessible.

 

 

 

Public Transportation:

Bus: 22, 24, 60. For more travel information, visit www.transitchicago.com