Philadelphia Museum of Art Shows "Paris Through the Window: Marc Chagall & His Circle"

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artwork:  Marc Chagall - "Over Vitebsk", 1914 - Oil, gouache, graphite, and ink on paper - 31.4 x 40 cm. - Philadelphia Museum of Art - © Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY/ADAGP, Paris. On view in the "Paris Through the Window: Marc Chagall and His Circle" exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.


Philadephia.- “Paris Through the Window: Marc Chagall and His Circle” is on view at the Philadephia Museum of Art until July 10th 2011. The exhibition is focussed on the works of around eleven artistic émigrés. This includes 40 paintings and sculptures by Marc Chagall and artists like Alexander Archipenko, Marc Chagall, Moïse Kisling, Jacques Lipchitz, Louis Marcoussis, Amedeo Modigliani, Chana Orloff, Jules Pascin, Margit Pogany, Chaim Soutine, and Ossip Zadkine. As a symbol of culture, freedom, and modernity, the city of Paris held a magnetic attraction for artists from around the globe during the early decades of the twentieth century. Most painters and sculptors, as well as poets and writers, settled in a vibrant area of Paris known as Montparnasse, which was sprinkled with art galleries, artists’ residences, and cafés.