Bride and Groom with Sleigh and Red Rooster (1957) by Marc ChagallEma Klabin Foundation
The crescent moon illuminates the landscape. After all, night is essential to dream.
White spreads out across the painting. The snow on the Vitebsk rooftops. The wedding dress...
...and the Bride's skin. This is Bella, Chagall's wife, who died in 1944. Here, he can stand beside her once again.
Over them, a red rooster, a metaphor for rebirth and passion, announces the dawn of their love.
The painting is filled with nostalgic elements.
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.
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