The new beginning in France (1923-1931)

Fleeing the revolution in his native country, Chagall returned, via Berlin, to Paris where he discovered that the objects and paintings he had left in his atelier at La Ruche in 1914 were gone. This period in France helped the artist rediscover the French landscape which he portrayed bathed in transparent light and scattered with flowers, with a surrealist vocabulary that he used with great freedom.

  • The Eiffel Tower. Watercolour, gouache and oil on paper, 1927. Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels, inv. 11110

  • Moonlight. Watercolour and gouache on paper, 1926. Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels, inv. 11109

  • The Lovers on the Roof. Gouache on paper, 1927. Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels, inv. 4933

  • The Dream. Oil on canvas, 1927. Musée d'Art Moderne, Paris.

  • The Cock. Oil on canvas, 1929. Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

  • Bella and Ida at Peyra-Cava. Oil on canvas, 1931. Private Collection.