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Marc Chagall’s Ceiling for the Paris Opéra - 5th series of panels

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

Opéra national de Paris

Opéra national de Paris
Paris, France

CENTRAL PANEL

Gluck, “Orpheus and Eurydice”. Dominant colour: green. Eurydice plays the lyre (Orpheus’s instrument) and an angel proffers flowers.

MAIN PANEL

Tchaikovsky, “Swan Lake”. Dominant colour: golden yellow. At the bottom, a swan-woman on a blue lake, leaning backwards and holding a bunch of flowers; at the top, a surprising angel-musician, whose head and body are one and the same as its instrument.


Adam, “Giselle”. Dominant colour: golden yellow. The peasants’ dance under the village trees at the end of the first act.

Details

  • Title: Marc Chagall’s Ceiling for the Paris Opéra - 5th 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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