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In the summer of 1915, Marc Chagall married Bella Rosenfeld. In his autobiography, the artist poetically recounted the sensations his beloved provoked in him: "I would only open the window of my room and the blue air, love and flowers would come in with her". Bella was Chagall's companion and muse until his untimely death in 1944, and appears in many of the pictures the artist painted throughout his life.


Bella and Chagall felt love as a powerful force that helped them to cope with life's obstacles.


The intensity of their union lifted them above everyday life. The absence of gravity, that sweet floating through the bright blue, is the visual transcription of the exaltation of love.


And alongside love, bouquets of flowers appear colourful and harmonious in Chagall's works of art. A multitude of flowers burst with colour: violets, roses, peonies..., full of life, dreams and hope. And always accompanied by a couple in love, as a symbol of paradise.


As the artist evoked: "Bella gave me the first flower.... You could wonder for hours what flowers mean, but for me, they are life itself, in all its happy brightness. We could not do without flowers".

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