I’ve seen photos of Palais Garnier on television and online. It’s gorgeous. When I decided to finally visit it during this trip to Paris, I wasn’t expecting to be gobsmacked like I was when I saw the ceiling of the theatre.
Painted by Marc Chagall in 1964, the impressive (almost) 2600 square foot canvas took 8 months to be created and needed a whopping 440 pounds of paint.
While the piece may not necessarily match the ornate style of the opera house’s decor (and wasn’t initially well-received by the public), I think it’s beautiful and perfect for its location.