Tune In to Chagall's Dreamscape

Take an audio tour of the Belarusian artist's atmospheric painting from the Emma Klabin Foundation

By Google Arts & Culture

Bride and Groom with Sleigh and Red Rooster (1957) by Marc ChagallEma Klabin Foundation

Chagall (Detail 1)
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The crescent moon illuminates the landscape. After all, night is essential to dream.

Chagall (Detail 2)
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White spreads out across the painting. The snow on the Vitebsk rooftops. The wedding dress...

Chagall (Detail 3)
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...and the Bride's skin. This is Bella, Chagall's wife, who died in 1944. Here, he can stand beside her once again.

Chagall (Detail 4)
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Over them, a red rooster, a metaphor for rebirth and passion, announces the dawn of their love.

Chagall (Detail 5)
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The painting is filled with nostalgic elements.

Chagall (Detail 6)
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The lovers ride on a sleigh pulled by a blue horse, the color of spirituality. The yoked animal nods to Chagall's uncle's past as a cart-driver, but also symbolizes the bond between Chagall and Bella.

Zoom in and explore Chagall's dreamlike painting for yourself, here.

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