Matrimonial Bliss: Chagall’s Double Portrait with Wineglass

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May 21 2017 - Jul 30 2017

“I had only to open my window, and blue air, love and flowers entered with her. She seemed to float over my canvases, guiding my art.” — Marc Chagall

Amid the hardships of World War I, Marc Chagall eagerly married the beautiful and well-educated Bella Rosenfeld in 1914, after mutual “love at first sight.” Wedding portraits are common in the history of art, but Chagall’s Double Portrait with Wine Glass defies typicality. Filled with warm, bold colors and unusual composition, the painting exudes Chagall’s excitement for marriage and the life he’d live with his muse for the next 35 years.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website

  • Painting
  • European
  • 20th Century
  • Portrait
  • Marc Chagall

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