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Marc Chagall painted the painting they talk about in Notting Hill, 'Happiness isn't happiness without a violin playing goat'. It seems like he liked s pot of violin playing goat, as this image also has the famous goat playing for the couple in love.
Chagall is a Russian born French painter and developed a poetic, amorphous, and deeply personal visual language throughout his career, visible in this painting. He was seen as an early modernist, and associated with quite a few major artistic styles. This happy couple at the Eiffel was painted in 1938 / 1939, when he lived in Paris and actively engaged with the artistic community there. His images and work is truly unique and very personal. He famously said: "If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing."
This well-known painting has a very joyful, optimistic and happy mood associated with it and there are also a few of Chagall's favourite things depicted here: violin playing goat, a rooster, a happy couple floating through the air, angels, Paris and Vitebsk (depicted by the houses in the bottom right corner). He had a deep love for both cities and often painted images of both.
Chagall truly lived for painting. You can try your hand at a version of one of his lovely quirky paintings right here!
This 40 x 50cm version of his masterpiece is not too challenging, with larger areas than some other canvases. It has 27 colours. Each box contains a stretched, printed and numbered canvas, paint, brushes and a page detailing the numbers for an extra reference.