Chagall, Paris - New York à l'Atelier des Lumières

Chagall, Paris - New-York

Until 03/01/2024
From 17 February 2023, the Atelier des Lumières' new digital exhibition takes you into Marc Chagall's (1887-1985) prolific and unclassifiable world.

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The new immersive exhibition at the Atelier des Lumières takes us into the work of the painter Marc Chagall, a work marked by Paris and New York, emblematic capitals of modern art, and two crucial steps in the artist's long career.

Chagall, from Paris to New York

If Paris was his city of choice, offering, thanks to the avant-gardes of the 1910s, a breeding ground for experimental research for the young painter of Russian origin**, New York was first and foremost a place of exile in the difficult 1940s, but also a place of new creation until the 1970s.

Unclassifiable and not seeking to be so, Marc Chagall nourished his work with the most diverse and current experiences in each of the cities and continents where he lived.

In Paris, confronted with the Cubist and Fauvist movements, he experimented with a new light and developed his rich and intense palette, while in Vitebsk he mixed with the avant-garde, militating in particular for the renewal of stage art and urban decoration.
But it was the city of New York that brought him a new creative richness that extended far beyond painting. Sculpture, ceramics, ballet costumes, stained glass, mosaics, collage… the artist embarks on a multidisciplinary and monumental artistic quest that is resolutely magnified by this new immersive exhibition.

All the magic of his creative universe unfolds on the walls of the Atelier to the sound of classical music, klezmer, the instrumental music of Ashkenazi Jews, or jazz. His fantastic bestiary mixes with wonderful characters from the circus, fables or opera. Biblical episodes and references to Russian culture are not forgotten, as a poetic reminder of the artist's rich personal experience, which naturally resonates with the collective experience of his people and his generation. As a witness to the great historical events of the 20th century, from the darkest to the most radiant, Chagall made his bold and imaginative art his primary instrument of commitment, peace and hope.

Marc Chagall notably painted the ceiling of the Opéra Garnier. Discover this monumental masterpiece in the heart of Paris.

Short programme: "Paul Klee, painting music " (from 17 February 2023)

For about ten minutes, the Atelier des Lumières introduces you to the coloured and poetic works of the painter Paul Klee. A musician, the son of a pianist-violinist and a singer, Klee himself became a great violinist. Throughout his life, music animated his paintings and was part of his creative process. The digital exhibition pays tribute to Klee's two passions and reveals the pictorial ranges of his works.

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38 rue Saint-Maur
75011 Paris 11ème

Days and opening hours

From 17/02/2023 to 03/01/2024, daily.


  • Full price: 16 €, Reduced price: 13 €, Child: 11 €, Family pass: 48 €.


Spoken languages

  • French
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  • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs

L'Atelier des Lumières
38 rue Saint-Maur
75011 Paris 11ème

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  • Culturespaces Eric Spiller © Adagp, Paris 2023