He went up to the couch…

By Marc Chagall SKU:180449

Marc Chagall's "He went up to the couch..." is a mesmerizing artwork painted in 1917. This masterpiece showcases Chagall's signature dreamlike style, filled with vibrant colors and whimsical imagery. It is special because it symbolizes Chagall's emotional response to the Russian Revolution and his longing for his hometown. The painting reflects his nostalgia, love, and Jewish heritage, as seen in the floating violin player and the iconic image of the rooster. This captivating piece embodies the artist's unique ability to blend reality and fantasy, making it an unforgettable and cherished work in art history.

54 cm

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Title: Marc Chagall’s Enchanting Masterpiece: “”He went up to the couch…””

Year Painted: 1917

Marc Chagall, a renowned Russian-French artist, created the captivating masterpiece titled “”He went up to the couch…”” in 1917. This painting holds immense significance and is considered one of Chagall’s most special works.

Chagall was a prominent figure in the modern art movement, known for his unique blend of surrealism and expressionism. His art often depicted dreamlike scenes infused with rich colors and symbolic imagery. “”He went up to the couch…”” is a prime example of his distinctive style and emotional depth.

Painted during the tumultuous times of the Russian Revolution, the artwork bears witness to Chagall’s complex emotions and longing for his homeland. Fleeing from the conflict-ridden Russia, he settled in France, where he experienced both the excitement of artistic freedom and the melancholy of being far from his roots. This painting became a powerful reflection of his nostalgia and the desire to reconnect with his Jewish heritage.

The painting’s central figures are a man and a woman, seemingly floating above a couch, held together by an invisible bond. The ethereal nature of their presence and the dreamy setting add to the mystical atmosphere, characteristic of Chagall’s oeuvre. A violin player, also floating in the background, further enhances the otherworldly ambiance.

One of the most striking elements in the artwork is the rooster, a recurring symbol in Chagall’s works. The rooster symbolizes both hope and destruction and holds profound meaning in Jewish folklore. It serves as a reminder of the artist’s spiritual and cultural identity, grounding the composition in his Jewish roots.

The composition’s vibrant hues and dynamic brushstrokes intensify the emotional impact, allowing viewers to experience Chagall’s inner turmoil and sense of displacement. The fusion of dream-like imagery, bold colors, and evocative symbolism creates a sense of poetic resonance, making “”He went up to the couch…”” a highly cherished and revered painting in art history.

Today, this iconic artwork can be found in the collection of a prominent museum, where it continues to inspire and captivate art enthusiasts worldwide. Its cultural and historical significance, along with its profound emotional depth, have solidified “”He went up to the couch…”” as one of Marc Chagall’s most treasured and celebrated masterpieces.

Original size:
50 x 68 cm (width x height)
Minimal order width:
40 cm
Maximum order width:
122 cm

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