Friday, March 25, 2011

Paris in Philadelphia Museum of Art

Philadelphia Museum of Art has brought Paris to the City of Brotherly Love to go along with Philadelphia International Festival of the Art’s (PIFA) theme of Paris in 1910-1920. This special exhibit, Paris Through the Window:Marc Chagall and His Circle, is currently on display in the museum and will be until July 10th Check it out during PIFA, April 7- May 1st.

Through the Window (Paris par la fenêtre),
1913. Marc Chagall, French (born Belorussia), 1887 ‑ 1985. Oil on canvas, 53 1/2 x 55 3/4 inches (135.9 x 141.6 cm). Philadelphia Museum of Art.
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 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.
Portrait with White Collar, 1914. Marc Chagall, French (born Belorussia), 1887 ‑ 1985.
Oil on cardboard, 11 1/2 x 10 1/8 inches (29.2 x 25.7 cm).
Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Louis E. Stern Collection, 1963. © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris.

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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