Monday, June 10, 2013

ALP Presents~ Chris Boïcos lecture: Marc Chagall Between War and Peace

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This Wednesday, June 12, (2013) at 19:30, 
the American Library in Paris presents an art lecture and slide presentation
by Art History teacher Chris Boïcos on the works of Marc Chagall currently on exhibit at 
the Musee du Luxembourg through July 21.

The exhibit itself focuses on four periods of Chagalls' life and work: 
* Russia in wartime, 
* Between the wars,
* Exile in the United States and
 * Post War Years and return to France.  

The photo above is of Chagall's works created between 1968 & 1974 
for Reims Cathedral after his return to France. 
Many of his works in later years depicted scenes from the Bible and these focus on some of the foundations of the old and new testaments. 

If you are in Paris and love Chagall,
stop in for the presentation by a long-time teacher from


American Library in Paris  is located at:
10, rue du General Camou
(Just off the Champs de Mars and the Eiffel Tower)
75007 Paris, France
• Tel. +33 (0)1 53 59 12 60
http://www.americanlibraryinparis.org/ 
Tues-Sat: 10h-19h, Sun: 13h-19h.

(Photo copyright: Peter Lucas via Wikipedia) 

3 comments:

Jeanie said...

Stunning photo. If I was in Paris I would definitely make time to learn more at these talks, exhibit and all. He's one of my favorites -- I've blogged about some of his work in Chicago.

My favorite Chagall story is semi-personal. A number of years ago I did a documentary about a Michigan artist (watercolor/lithographer) who lived for some time in Paris. One of his cohorts at the time was Marc Chagall. I think I've seen influences of his work in Emil's -- but I'd like to think it was the other way around!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good afternoon sweet Kirsten!

I just got home from a theatre production of War Horse, and was it every fabulous. ART and theatre, poetry and Paris and other great meccas for the arts, how can we live without them? And we need people like YOU to continue on to celebrate and remind us to do so! Thank you dear heart for coming to visit; I wish you a spectacular weekend with your family. Anita

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Kirsten,
Simply breathtaking!
I shall walk through Paris in the eyes of others.. Thank you for sharing this beautiful sight.

You visit was most welcome.. Thank you so much.
fondly,
Penny