This is one of my favourite works by Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985). It is called "La Joie" (1980) which means “Happiness”.
Chagall was a Russian-French painter, illustrator and sculpture who also worked in stained glass, stage sets, ceramic, tapestries and fine art prints. He studied art and worked in St Petersburg, Paris and Berlin. He is also considered the greatest Jewish artis of 20th century.
Main subjects of his art are Jews he saw and their lifestyle, Vitebsk, early memories of his own life and of course love. Often several subjects combine in one picture creating an image of a dream. Here you see a couple in love, here is the Eiffel Tower at night and here are angels that bless love of those two…
Whenever you see a man and a woman in love in Chagall’s works be almost sure it is the artist himself and his wife Bella. Although she died rather young and artist had two other wives after Bella, she forever remained his only muse.