This exhibit is inspired by PIFA and was created specify for it. The museum’s curators decided to put this French exhibit together because of the brilliant artwork he created during his first stay in Paris when Marc Chagall, Russian native, arrived in 1911. He stayed for only a short time until 1914 but then returned to the city later in 1923. This time frame when he was first there directly relates to the concept of PIFA, showcasing Paris during its pivotal time in 1910-1920.
Chagall became one of the city’s most accomplished painters of his time. His circle of fellow European artist that are also included in the exhibit are Alexander Archipenko, Moise Kisling, Moise Kogan, Fernand Leger, Jacques Lipchitz, Amedeo Modigliani, Chaim Soutine, and Ossip Zadkine. These artists are among the many that were attracted to Paris during the early 20th century.
Be sure to check out the deal that the museum is offering during PIFA. If you purchase a ticket for another event or exhibit on www.pifa.org you have the option of adding a discounted $12 demission to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The exhibit Paris Through the Window: Marc Chagall and His Circle, is included with admission to the museum. Enjoy this remarkable exhibit as part of your PIFA itinerary to be indulged in the art of this significant era.
Stay tuned for more PIFA sneak peak events. It will be coming to Philadelphia April 7th – May 1st. This post was written with the support of PIFA.
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