Happy birthday to the artist who depicted love as we dream it will be.
Flying Lovers, c. 1934-1947
Collection of Tate Gallery, London
A pioneer of the modern movement, Marc Chagall was one of the most successful artists of the twentieth century.
He moved from Russia to Paris in his early twenties, and Russian Jewish folk culture and rural village life were life long subjects of his work. His many images of floating lovers (often depicting the artist and his beloved wife, Bella) are tender in spirit and deeply joyous. Love depicted as we dream it will be.
Collection of The Russian Museum, St. Petersburg