Friday, 25 November 2011

EXHIBITION: Chagall and the Russian Avant-Garde

The Art Gallery of Ontario is bringing the magic, whimsy and wonder of Marc Chagall to Toronto with a major exhibition organized by the Centre Pompidou. Chagall and the Russian Avant-Garde: Masterpieces from the Collection of the Centre Pompidou, Paris, features the lush, colourful, and dreamlike art of Marc Chagall alongside the visionaries of Russian modernism, including Wassily Kandinsky, Kasimir Malevich, Natalia Goncharova, Sonia Delaunay, and Vladimir Tatlin.

The exhibition examines how Chagall’s Russian heritage influenced and informed his artistic practice, illustrating how he at turns embraced and rejected broader movements in art history as he developed his widely beloved style.

Chagall and the Russian Avant-Garde comprises 118 works from a broad array of media, including painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, and film. The artwork is drawn entirely from the collection of the Centre Pompidou and features 32 works by Chagall and eight works by Kandinsky.
Marc Chagall The Blue Circus (1950)
Marc Chagall à Paris (French language workshop)
Durant la période d’entre-deux-guerres, Marc Chagall s’installe à Paris et travaille pour Ambroise Vollard, le grand marchant d’art. Les participants exploreront l’influence du surréalisme et du classicisme français sur l’artiste, mais aussi ses sources d’inspirations : le cirque, la Bible hébraïque et la poésie.
8 and 9 December, 10am - 1pm
Members $100 | Public $165
Additional materials fees may apply.  Please note: this workshop will be taught in French.

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