Folder 25 x 35 cm Chagall - The Bride and Groom of the Eiffel Tower
Marc Chagall (1887-1985)
The Bride and Groom of the Eiffel Tower (details), 1938 - Oil on canvas / 150 x 136,5 cm - Musée national d'art moderne - Centre Georges Pompidou
A large white cockerel whisks the painter and his wife in full bridal finery into an indeterminate décor mingling Parisian and Russian elements.
After their first trip to Paris from 1911 to 1914 and participation in the Bolshevik revolution, Marc Chagall moved to Paris with his wife Bella. The newly-weds are surrounded by a hotchpotch of souvenirs from Russia, music, Parisian life and animals. To the right, the couple's native Jewish quarter risks catching fire from the flames of a chandelier snatched by an upside-down angel. Seeing signs of imminent war in 1938-1939, Chagall painted a fragile happiness.
- Original work kept at :
- Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou