A new homeland (1948-1985)

At the end of the war Chagall returned to Europe. The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York and other major museums in Europe dedicated solo exhibitions to his work that made him world-renowned. From the early 1950s, now married to Valentina Brodsky (Vava), a renewed creative happiness and dynamism led him to seek new techniques and new materials. Beyond the dramatic experiences he encountered, Chagall gives life to a dreamlike universe sustained by hope and by faith in a better world.

  • Cow with Parasol. Oil on canvas, 1946. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

  • Self-portrait with Pendulum. Original oil on canvas, 1947. Private Collection.

  • The Bride with Blue Face. Original oil on canvas, 1932-60. Private Collection.

  • Portrait of Vava. Original oil on canvas, 1953-1956. Private Collection

  • Couple above Saint-Paul. Oil on canvas, 1968. Private Collection