Over the Town

Over the Town
Artist Marc Chagall
Year 1918
Medium Oil on canvas
Location Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Dimensions 17.8 x 22 in
45 x 56 cm
Marc Chagall Famous Paintings
I and the Village, 1911
The Birthday, 1915
The Fiddler, 1913
La Mariée, 1950
Over the Town, 1918
White Crucifixion, 1938

Completed in 1918 in Liozna, Over the Town was painted by Marc Chagall. It is oil on canvas and is currently located at the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, Russia.


Chagall enjoyed creating pieces that showed him and his wife, Bella Rosenfeld Chagall, flying around in the air. Over the Town is a celebration of their love and how they became unified as a couple once married.


Over the Town shows Chagall and his wife flying above Vitebsk, which is a small town where he grew up. Chagall is holding his wife close as she waives one hand open through the air. The homes below them are all the same color, except for one red house in the background. There are also wooden fences present around most of the homes. The sky is more of a white than a blue and both people are wearing darker clothes to make them stand out among all the light colors.

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