The Lovers

Marc Chagall French

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Fairy-tale details of a Russian town can be seen through the window of Chagall's imaginary scene of his room in Vitebsk, painted in Paris. The lovers represent the artist with his fiancée, Bella Rosenfeld. Mainly self-taught, Chagall developed a unique style that blends sentiment and fantasy—an effect the poet Guillaume Apollinaire called "supernatural."

The Lovers, Marc Chagall (French, Vitebsk 1887–1985 Saint-Paul-de-Vence), Oil on canvas

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