L'œuvre Les mariés de la Tour Eiffel - Centre Pompidou

L'œuvre

Les mariés de la Tour Eiffel

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Crédit photographique : © Philippe Migeat - Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI /Dist. RMN-GP
© Adagp, Paris

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Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985)

Les mariés de la Tour Eiffel

(Les fiancés de la Tour Eiffel)

1938 - 1939

Huile sur toile de lin

150 x 136,5 cm

Inscriptions :S.D.B.DR. : Marc Chagall 938-39

Dation, 1988

Numéro d'inventaire : AM 1988-67

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Description for the presentation in the National Museum of Modern Art

A large white cockerel whisks the painter and his wife in full bridal finery into an indeterminate décor mingling Parisian and Russian elements.

After their first trip to Paris from 1911 to 1914 and participation in the Bolshevik revolution, Marc Chagall moved to Paris with his wife Bella. The newly-weds are surrounded by a hotchpotch of souvenirs from Russia, music, Parisian life and animals. To the right, the couple’s native Jewish quarter risks catching fire from the flames of a chandelier snatched by an upside-down angel. Seeing signs of imminent war in 1938-1939, Chagall painted a frag...

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