Fascinated by the 30s? Events you’ll want to see.

6_7Novel of a wardrobe: A chic Parisienne from the Belle Epoque through the Thirties

Musée Carnavalet, Paris
17 october 2013 – 16 March 2014

Fabulous fashions to dream about, relating the story of a woman of exquisite taste — and the means to indulge it. Daughter of a dressmaker, she was one of the first saleswomen for a grand couturier house. In creating the exhibition, “Little by little, the clothes unveiled their secrets.” A woman of exquisite taste and great originality who could  wear both Cartier jewelry and modernist plastic…now, that’s style.

imgresThe Little Prince: A New York Story

Morgan Library, New York
24 January – 27 April 2014
 

Original drawings and manuscript pages of Saint-Exupery’s beloved book, which he composed in the States, before returning to Europe for his last fateful flight.

 

 

imgres-1Chagall: Love, War, and Exile

The Jewish Museum, New York
15 September 15, 2013 – 2 February 2014

This is the dark Chagall, whose painting “The Fall of the Angel” (left) is called “the allegory of an age of terror.” This is the painter who fled from brutal persecution in the Soviet Union in 19xx, then fled again from a tormented Europe in 1939. Not many sweet floating lovers here, but raw canvases filled with burning villages, old men beaten by soldiers, flayed animals. And in painting after painting, Christ crucified, shown wearing a Jewish tallis, or with a Christian halo, or as an ordinary man. Trying to depict the horror of his age, the annihilation of a people and culture he loved, he wrote that he felt “crucified like Christ/ With nails pounded in the easel.”

 

 

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  1. bambe says:

    can’t wait to read your final and published book. I smell bestseller all per it….

    much love to you always

    bambe levine

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