Izis, Marc Chagall travaillant aux panneaux du Metropolitan Opera de New York : Le Triomphe de la Musique (détail), atelier des Gobelins, Paris, 1966Izis, Marc Chagall travaillant aux panneaux du Metropolitan Opera de New York : Le Triomphe de la Musique (détail), atelier des Gobelins, Paris, 1966. © Adagp, Paris 2015. Photo : Izis © Izis-Manuel Bidermanas
Exhibition

Marc Chagall, le triomphe de la musique

Tuesday October 13 2015 to Sunday January 31 2016
Public
  • For all
Place
Espace d'exposition - Philharmonie
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Times

Tuesday October 13 2015 to Tuesday January 26 2016
  • Tuesday from 12:00 to 18:00
  • Wednesday from 12:00 to 18:00
  • Thursday from 12:00 to 18:00
  • Friday from 12:00 to 22:00
  • Saturday from 10:00 to 20:00
  • Sunday from 10:00 to 20:00
Tuesday January 26 2016 to Sunday January 31 2016
  • Tuesday from 10:00 to 18:00
  • Wednesday from 10:00 to 18:00
  • Thursday from 10:00 to 18:00
  • Friday from 10:00 to 22:00
  • Saturday from 10:00 to 20:00
  • Sunday from 10:00 to 20:00
  • Friday December 25 2015
  • Friday January 1 2016

Description

The Philharmonie de Paris exhibition Marc Chagall: The Triumph of Music explores the artist’s creations for the stage, the décors and architectural works he was commissioned to produce, all somehow tied to music. The show brings together some three hundred artworks (paintings, drawings, costumes, sculptures and ceramics), with multimedia installations featuring the ceiling of the Paris Opera thanks to extraordinary technology developed by Google Lab, and photographs (for the most part previously unpublished), including those of Marc Chagall’s studio taken by Izis in the 1960s.

The panels Chagall painted for the Jewish Theatre in Moscow in 1920, conserved at the Tretyakov Gallery, form a universal décor, encompassing the different arts (Music, Dance, Theatre and Literature) in a “total” approach to art, while celebrating Yiddish culture and language through the amalgam of vernacular theatre, music, rhythm, sound and colour. Later, when Chagall fled Europe for the United States, his discovery of the spaciousness and monumental scale of American architecture and landscapes inspired a new direction in the artist’s works for the stage. He created the scenery and costumes for the ballets Aleko in Mexico in 1942 and The Firebird in New York in 1945, rekindling his connection to Russian music. Chagall eventually returned to France, where the Paris Opera commissioned similar work for Daphnis et Chloé in 1958 (1959 for the Paris Opera premiere). His collaboration with the Paris Opera culminated in 1962 when the presiding Minister of Cultural Affairs André Malraux commissioned Chagall to paint the ceiling of the Palais Garnier Opera House. Inaugurated in 1964, this celebrated work – and the artist’s personal musical pantheon – is a stunning tribute to the composers who have marked the history of music. The many previously unreleased sketches for this project retrace the genesis of the creation step by step, and the various stages in the artist’s creative process. In all of Chagall’s work, music is manifested in a remarkable range of resonances which make our time with his art an enchanting experience.

Scientific curator: Ambre Gauthier
Music director: Mikhaïl Rudy
Ford Vignale, Partenaire principal - Avec le soutien de la Fondation Swiss Life, d'Air France et de Farrow & Ball, et la participation de l'Institut Culturel de Google.

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Marc Chagall - Théâtre d'art juif (1920)
Entretiens

Marc Chagall et le Théâtre d’art juif (1920)

Avec le Théâtre d’art juif (1920), Marc Chagall compose une œuvre...