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La Mariée

Summary
La Mariée (French for "The Bride") is a 1950 painting on canvas, measuring 68×53 cm, by Russian-French artist Marc Chagall. It is held in a private collection in Japan. La Mariée was prominently featured in the 1999 film Notting Hill. The painting Chagall paintings often feature young women or couples, but in La Mariée the focus is on a singular young woman in quasi-wedding attire with a bouquet of flowers. Described by a Chagall fan as "an ode to young love", the woman is presented to the viewer in a bold and conspicuous fashion, as if the viewer is the one marrying her. Colours The second peculiarity of La Mariée compared to the majority of other Chagall paintings is the choice of colors. The young woman is dressed in a red dress lively, with a virginal white veil draped over her head, while the background is mostly a mix of fresh and soft blue and gray. This effect allows the image of the woman to jump off the canvas and attract the viewer's attention. It i
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