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Marc CHAGALL, (1887 - 1985), Les Mariés, 1979, Tempera on masonite, 110 x 80 cm

(1887 – 1985)

Les Mariés

Tempera on masonite
43 1/4 x 31 1/2 in
110 x 80 cm

Signed and dated ‘Marc Chagall 1979’ (lower left)
This work is accompanied with a certificate of authenticity issued by the Marc Chagall Committee, Paris

Estate of the Artist Private Collection, Europe

Marc Chagall was a French-Russian artist whose work anticipated the dream-like imagery of Surrealism.

Over the course of his career, Chagall developed the poetic and deeply personal visual language. Chagall fell in love with Bella Rosenfeld, a 19-year-old daughter of a wealthy Russian jeweller. Seven years her senior at the time, Bella swiftly became Marc’s muse, and continued to appear in his paintings for the rest of his life. The couple shared a unique, romanticised way of seeing the world.

The recurrence of the two lovers in Chagall’s work signals the enduring influence that this relationship had on his approach to painting. 

Les Mariés, 1979, vividly evokes the feeling of falling in love. Depicting himself and his young bride floating in the air, the painting gives the impression that their love was so strong, it defied all laws of gravity. The enchanting, supernatural power which radiates from his painting is ultimately obtained through Chagall’s unparalleled ability to blur the line between reality and fantasy in art.