The Louvre Abu Dhabi is set to display a surrealist oil painting by renowned Russian-French artist Marc Chagall, as well as works by Pablo Picasso.
Chagall’s painting, entitled “Between Darkness and Night,” was created between 1838 and 1943 and depicts two figures merging into each other.
It is one of the 27 artworks loaned by the Jean Nouvel-designed museum this week.
Other acquisitions and loans to be displayed in the Louvre Abu Dhabi’s galleries as part of its annual artwork rotation include two works by French Baroque painter Georges de La Tour, a selection of 25 Japanese prints from the 18th and 19th centuries, bronze sculptures by Auguste Rodin and a 14th-century topographic book from Persia, among others.
“Our new acquisitions represent the ongoing building of a fascinating and historically valuable national collection for Abu Dhabi which, in turn, contributes to our mission, which is to tell stories of cultural connections across different civilizations, times and geographies,” said Manuel Rabate, director of Louvre Abu Dhabi, in a statement.
“Our universal museum is proud to see such a strong collection taking shape, despite the background challenges of our times.”
The museum has also secured 18 new loans from Paris’s Centre Pompidou.
Art lovers have the opportunity to get up close and personal with Henri Mattise’s 1909 painting “Algerian Woman,” Raymond Duchamp-Villon’s abstract bronze sculpture from 1914, “Le Grand Cheval.”