Description of the picture:
Green lovers – Marc Chagall. 1916-1917. Oil, gouache, paper, cardboard. 48 x 45.5
Creator in love! It seems that there is nothing more beautiful, because from under his brush the most sincere and delightful creations are born, full of personal experiences and innermost feelings. Such an artist was Marc Chagall.
In 1915, the long-awaited event took place – Chagall is married by law to Bella Rosenfeld. A tender feeling has long been growing between young people, but either Bella’s relatives, wealthy jewelers, did not agree to the union, then the groom himself set off to wander around Europe. Only 6 years after meeting they became husband and wife.
The happiness of the painter knew no bounds – he devotes his beloved one work after another. In the period from 1914 to 1917, Chagall wrote a series of paintings, which includes “Pink Lovers”, “Blue Lovers”, “Gray Lovers” and the presented work – “Green Lovers”.
This painting surprisingly combines realism of the narrative, fantastic and even mysticism, which is very characteristic of the author’s style. Two lovers, holding their breath and closing their eyes, are about to touch each other’s lips. At the same time, their clear profiles, inscribed in the shape of a circle, look somehow unrealistic, invented in a dream or generated by imagination, thanks to the color scheme and the play of green shadows on the faces of lovers.
The lyrical work “Green Lovers” once again demonstrates that Chagall is an artist of feelings, and most of his paintings are devoted to a “soaring” feeling for Bella."