Marc Chagall was influenced by New York and Paris in his works, this is the subject of an exhibition in Paris.
Emblematic capitals of modern art
The new immersive exhibition of the Atelier des Lumières takes us into the work of the painter Marc Chagall, a work marked by Paris and New York, emblematic capitals of modern art, and two crucial stages in the long trajectory of the artist. .If Paris is his city of choice, offering, thanks to the avant-gardes of the 1910s, a breeding ground for experimental research to the young painter of Russian origin, New York New York is first and foremost a place of exile in the difficult 1940s but also of new creation until the 1970s.
Unclassifiable and not seeking to be so, Marc Chagall has nourished his work with the most diverse and current experiences in each of the cities and continents where he has lived.
An immersive exhibition
In Paris, confronted with the Cubist and Fauve movements, he thus experimented with a new light and developed his rich and intense palette, while in Vitebsk he mingled with the avant-gardes, campaigning in particular for the renewal of the art of the stage and urban decoration.
But it is the city of New York that brings him a new creative richness that unfolds well beyond painting. Sculpture, ceramics, ballet costumes, stained glass, mosaic, collage… the artist embarks on a multidisciplinary and monumental artistic quest resolutely magnified by this new immersive exhibition.
The magic of his creative universe
All the magic of his creative universe unfolds on the walls of the Atelier to the sound of classical music, klezmer, this instrumental music of Ashkenazi Jews or even jazz. His fantastic bestiary mixes with the wonderful characters of the circus, fables or opera. Biblical episodes and references to Russian culture have not been forgotten, as a poetic reminder of the rich personal experience of the artist, which resonates quite naturally in the collective experience of his people and his generation. Witness to the great historical events of the 20th century, from the darkest to the most radiant, Chagall thus made his audacious and imaginative art his first instrument of commitment, peace and hope.
Marc Chagall notably painted the ceiling of the Opéra Garnier. Discover this monumental work in the heart of Paris.
L’Atelier des Lumières
38 rue Saint-Maur
75011 Paris 11th
+33 (0)1 80 98 46 02
From 02/17/2023 to 01/03/2024, every day.