Marc Chagall, Over the Town (1918) Painting Poster

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Please note, we also sell a framed version of this poster here on RUS & SOV.

About the Painting

Over the Town (also called Above the City) is a 1918 surrealist painting by Marc Chagall. In this work, Chagall painted himself and his beloved wife, Bella, flying over their native Vitebsk. In doing so, Chagall portrayed the most pleasant feeling in the world – the feeling of mutual love. When you don't feel the ground under your feet. When you become one with your loved one. When you don't notice anything else around you (not even a green goat). When you just fly with happiness.

When Chagall began painting Over the Town in 1914, he had known Bella for five years. However, four of those had been spent apart. Chagall was the son of a poor Jewish laborer who loaded herring; Bella was the daughter of a wealthy jeweler. When they first met, Chagall was seen as a completely inappropriate candidate for such an enviable bride. Nevertheless, he went to study in Paris to make a name for himself. And when he returned, he was a successful artist who could claim her hand in marriage. The wed in 1915 and by the time he completed this painting in 1918, they had already had a daughter together.

Original Painting

Marc Chagall, Over the Town (1918) Painting

Poster Quality

Museum-quality posters made on thick and durable matte paper. Add a wonderful accent to your room and office with these posters that are sure to brighten any environment.

Please note, all poster sizes are in inches (1 inch = 2.54 cm). 

• Paper thickness: 10.3 mil
• Paper weight: 5.57 oz/y² (189 g/m²)
• Giclée printing quality
• Opacity: 94%

Customer Reviews

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Frances Lake

It's just right. Thank you. And so fast delivery and well packaged.
Looking forward to getting it framed. And ordering another painting poster from you .

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