All paintings by Marc Chagall are symbolic. He immerses the viewer in a certain surreal world with features of the ordinary world of things. All his canvases report that there is little time in life, and it is stupid to waste it, you need to enjoy feelings and positive emotions. Shagal’s canvases are colorful, full of secret signs.
“Evening at the window” – a picture of a pair of lovers. They stand by the window in a dark room against the background of an open window. The window and the street visible from it occupy the foreground, displacing lovers to the right. In the open window is far visible the city street and the bright blue sky. A month is visible in the sky, and a blue rooster walks ahead of him. Heavenly cock symbolizes the imminent arrival of the morning, the inevitable parting of lovers. Chagall does not just use the image of a rooster in the picture. The rooster in many cultures is a symbol of morning and awakening.
The lovers of Shagal are located just at the window for a reason. The window is a permanent attribute of plots about romantic dates. It is a secret pass to the beloved, the last border separating them. Chagall uses the window and to create a favorite method of “picture in the picture.” Outside, the viewer has a view of the artist’s hometown of Vitebsk. True, this view is not real, but rather fantastic and mystical. This is Chagall’s view of the city and the world at large.
Chagall is not trying to convey the details as accurately as possible, his task is to immerse the viewer in a dream in reality. He emphasizes only the proximity of loved ones. A man gently hugs a girl. Her eyes are full of sadness, sadness and love, she knows that the separation is coming. But while it is night outside, young people are detached from the outside world and only a window reminds them of the real course of time. Now they think only of each other.