The city of Bormes-les-Mimosas is featured in the original lithograph Couple in the Mimosas from the portfolio Nice and the Cote d'Azur by Marc Chagall. Bormes-les-Mimosas is a historic village situated on the hills in the South of France. It sits on the Mediterranean Sea and features Medieval houses that are overgrown with beautiful Bougainvillea and Mimosa flowers.
British visitors introduced Mimosa to the French Riviera in the late 19th century. The area was popular with those craving the sunshine of the Med and Victorians flocked to this area including Queen Victoria who spent several months at a time here. The plant loved the climate and the soil and mimosa growers proliferated.
Marc Chagall lived in St Paul de Vence near Nice, France, for a large part of his later life. He traveled around the Mediterranean coast of Southern France after the devastating loss of his wife and the trauma of WW2. In order to find the joy in life again, Marc Chagall focused on creating bright, beautiful artwork featuring the landscapes of the area.
In Couple in the Mimosas, the pair is sounded by a halo of bright yellow and pink flowers. Behind the couple, a serene seaside town sleeps under the moon in blue and pink light. The bright yellow Mimosa flowers contrast the night scene and jump off of the page. The halo of flowers protects the couple from the outside world, and they are able to completely focus on only each other.
Couple in the Mimosas from Nice and the Cote d’Azur (1967) by Marc Chagall (after) is a lithograph. Couple in the Mimosas is hand signed in pencil and is an edition of 1 out of 150. For more information about Marc Chagall or Couple in the Mimosas, please contact the gallery. Call for Value