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Sep 23 2016 - 11:30 AM
Today in History: Chagall's Ceiling: Unveiling at the Paris Opera
160919_news_219x365Color. Joy. Whimsy. Life. A lyrical poem, marriage of art and music, celebration of light, embrace of vision, dream of humanity, glorious theater. Marc Chagall's stunning masterpiece on the ceiling of the Paris Opera was presented to the public on September 23, 1964 in the presence of thousands of guests. His work, a gift to France, covered about 2,400 square feet and was painted in five colorful sections that evoked the imagination, dreams, and creations of singers and musicians. A Belorussian native of Jewish descent who spent many years in France, Chagall painted the ceiling at the age of 77, and, in 1977, France returned the honor with a retrospective exhibition of Chagall's work at the Louvre. The following articles are selected from Proquest Historical Newspapers, which informs and inspires classroom teaching and learning. Tips: See Google Arts and Culture for detailed descriptions of the series of five panels painted by Chagall for the Palais Garnier; addressed are Chagall's vision of the theater, composers and operas represented, design and dominant colors, and content of the masterpiece. Check out ARTstor, a searchable database of digital images and associated catalog data, to see and learn about over 1,000 art works by Marc Chagall, including the Paris Opera ceiling, *** slide_design_Chagall's_Ceiling Need to keep current, look to the past, teach a topic? The Everett Cafe features daily postings of news from around the world, and also promotes awareness of historical events from an educational context. Read here for additional announcements concerning upcoming news displays.
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