Paris Through the Window is a painting created by Marc Chagall in 1913. The painting’s main theme is Orphic Cubism, which his colleague Robert Delaunay influenced heavily. In the piece, we observe the Eiffel Tower standing majestically as it frequently does in Delaunay’s creations.
Chagall uses this artwork to portray his mixed feelings about Parisian modernity versus Russia’s traditional way of living. He felt divided loyalties between these two cultures and wanted to express it through Paris Through the Window.
The painting was showcased at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum as part of an exhibition called Paris Through the Window: Marc Chagall and His Circle, where viewers could appreciate its rich colors and symbolism closely. It is important to note that Chagall was one of many artists labeled under “the School of Paris.”
Paris Through the Window remains an iconic work for art lovers globally and serves as evidence of how great art can communicate complex emotions effectively.