Chagall: "Fancy for the stage"

Exhibition July 31, 2017 − January 7, 2018
County Museum of art Los Angeles invites all connoisseurs to the exhibition "Chagall: "Fancy for the stage" dedicated to the 130th anniversary since the birth of this great artist.
Marc Chagall - graphic artist, painter, theatrical designer, Illustrator, master of monumental and applied kinds of art. One of the few artists who formed an era in art, Chagall was able to organically combine the ancient traditions of Jewish culture with a quite modern innovation.
The exhibition highlights the importance of the role that music and dance play in artistic practice Chagall. The performances were a significant source of inspiration for Mark Z. throughout his long career. He portrayed musicians in many of his paintings, participated in design for Russian ballet in 1911, created paintings and designed theatrical performances for the Moscow state Jewish theatre in 1920-ies, as well as costumes and monumental sets for ballet and Opera in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s.
The exhibition focuses on four productions has stepped on the stage the ballet "Aleko" Tchaikovsky (1942), "the Firebird" by Igor Stravinsky (1945) and "Daphnis and Chloe" by Maurice Ravel (1958) and the Opera of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's "the Magic flute" (1967). The exhibition presents the colorful costumes according to the sketches of artist and a variety of designs: some of them have never been exhibited since then, as there was on stage. A variety of iconic paintings of musicians and lyrical scenes, numerous works on paper and documentary footage of the original performances.

On the official website County Museum of art Los Angeles.

Photo: the costumes based on sketches by Marc Chagall for the ballet "Aleko", "the Firebird", "Daphnis and Chloe".