Double-portrait with a glass of wine

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Double Portrait with a Glass of Wine (20th Century) by Marc Chagall (1887-1985), Paris, Centre Pompidou - Musée national d'art moderne, © Adagp, Paris, 2018Original Source: Paris, Centre Pompidou - Musée national d'art moderne - Centre de création industrielle

Double-portrait with a glass of wine, Marc Chagall

Chagall paints himself in a strange position perched on his wife's shoulders, floating in the sky. This groom's joy and delight are clear to see as he laughs and raises his glass of wine in a toast.

Bella is painted in a white dress.
Her large open eye shines with emotion and love and her wide smile lights up her face.

The background shows Vitebsk in Belarus: Chagall's hometown and the place where he married Bella in 1915. This work dating from 1917 is a tribute to their union.

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We would like to thank:
- For design, illustrations, writing, and coordination of the RMN-Grand Palais project: Cécile Maisonneuve (Doctor of Art History, Policy Officer, Scientific Council), Nathalie Gathelier (National Museums Speaker), Annie Madec (Iconographer), Françoise Lombardi-Peissel (Project Manager) at RMN-Grand Palais.
- For reproductions: French museum collections represented by the Photo Agency of the Réunion des musées nationaux-Grand Palais:
Montpellier, Musée Fabre; Versailles, Musée Lambinet; Lille, Palais des Beaux-Arts; Paris, The Louvre; Paris, Centre Pompidou (Musée National d'Art Moderne - Centre de Création Industrielle).

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