Marc Chagall

“The theme of embracing lovers surrounded by colorful bouquets… is one which the artist had consistently explored since the 1920s until his mature oeuvre in the 1970s. The couple is widely considered to be Chagall himself and his beloved first wife Bella, who died in 1944, but who remained his eternal bride and forever the light of his life. The present work is an… early example of this recurrent motif, depicted in a vibrant burst of color and mysticism as represented by the angel floating at the left top corner of the painting and seemingly blessing the couple. When Chagall came to France from his native #Vitebsk, he was struck by the charm of French flowers. Chagall is quoted saying that, when he painted a bouquet it was as if he was painting a landscape.”


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