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Marc Chagall’s Ceiling for the Paris Opéra - 3rd series of panels

Marc Chagall1963-01-01/1964-09-23

Opéra national de Paris

Opéra national de Paris
Paris, France

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Rameau, work not specified. Dominant colour: white. On the illuminated façade of the Palais Garnier, which is also red with passion, Carpeaux’s “The Dance”, covered in gold, takes monumental proportions.


Debussy, “Pelléas et Mélisande”. Dominant colour: blue. Lying alongside the head of “Clytia” sculpted by Walter and Bourgeois, Pelléas watches Mélisande from the window in a playful reversal of roles (according to Jacques Lasseigne, Chagall endowed his Pelléas with the physiognomy of André Malraux). Above them, a crowed head (King Arkel?).

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  • Title: Marc Chagall’s Ceiling for the Paris Opéra - 3rd series of panels
  • Creator: Marc Chagall
  • Date: 1963-01-01/1964-09-23, 1963-01-01/1964-09-23
  • Copyrights: © Adagp, Paris 2014 Chagall ®

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