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Chagall, Picasso, Mondrian and others. Migrant artists in Paris, at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam

By admin - 2019-07-03


From September 21 the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam presents ‘Chagall, Picasso, Mondrian and others. Migrant artists in Paris‘.

cover image: Pablo Picasso and scene painters sitting on the front cloth for ‘Léonide Massine’s ballet Parade’, staged by Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes at the Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris, 1917. Photographic credits: Lachmann photographer, (Wikipedia, public domain)

At the beginning of the XX century, Marc Chagall, Pablo Picasso, Piet Mondrian and other acclaimed and unknown artists move to Paris, the art capital of the world. They must learn to survive in a society that is increasingly polarised, nationalistic, xenophobic and anti-Semitic.
This exhibition tells the story of artists in a foreign country who, despite adverse conditions, have the courage to take art to new heights.
‘Chagall, Picasso, Mondrian and others: Migrant Artists in Paris’ presents art from the collection of the Stedelijk Museum, and includes work by more than 50 artists, photographers and graphic designers. What’s more, the Stedelijk’s large collection of Chagalls will be on display for the first time in nearly 70 years: 40 works of art, including eight iconic paintings, some of which have been restored especially for the exhibition.


Pablo Picasso, Femme assise au chapeau en forme de poisson, 1942, collection Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

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Marc Chagall, Le violoniste, 1912-13, collection Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam


Piet Mondrian, Composition no. IV, collection Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.


Piet Mondrian and Pétro (Nelly) van Doesburg in Mondrian’s studio at Rue du Départ, Paris,1923. Photographic credits: Anonymous, (wikipedia, public domain)


Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
September 21, 2019 / February 2, 2020

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