Monday, March 28, 2011


The painting "Wedding" is by Marc Chagall. It was painted in 1918. It is said that Chagall had difficulty persuading his future wife's parents that he would be an acceptable husband for the daughter. His in-laws were afraid that a painter would be unable to support their daughter, but Chagall was confident that he would be able to. I like this painting because it is very light-hearted and romantic. I think the fact that they entire painting is black and white with the exception of the red cupid, helps to convey the concept of love. I also like how in the background there is a musician in the tree, serenading the happy couple on their wedding day.

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