To find an explanation for the fact that in many of Chagall’s works his heroes hover, hanging in the air, no critic sought. This became a peculiar mark of style, a distinctive feature of the painter. The painting “Birthday” also shows us two flying people who are undoubtedly in love with each other.
In the close space of the room, young people seem to lack space – they rise above reality, so that the room seems even smaller. The most significant element in the work is the figure of a man, unnaturally curved, stretching to the lips of his beloved. The bizarre manner of writing, some
The painting was written in 1915, the happy period when beloved Bella became Chagall’s wife. No doubt, in this work he portrayed himself and his beloved – their happiness forces them to break away from the earth.