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Chagall’s Bride Bella

This is my first Chagall muse doll. I was inspired by the dream-like quality of Marc Chagall’s numerous bride paintings, which permeated his love for his wife Bella. I chose floaty, sheer fabrics to give a lightness and ethereal feel to my Bella muse.

Art Muse doll by Marina Elphick. Marina makes inspired muses in fine hand dyed cottons and silks, in her UK studio.
Bella, bride Muse inspired by Chagall.
Art Muse doll by Marina Elphick. Doll muses handmade by Marina in finest silks and hand dyed cottons, at her Sussex studio in UK.
Bella, Chagall’s muse.
Art Muse doll by Marina Elphick. Doll muses handmade by Marina in finest silks and hand dyed cottons, at her Sussex studio in UK.
Detail of veil, Chagall bride muse.
Art Muse doll by Marina Elphick. Art doll inspired by muses, individually hand made by UK artist Marina Elphick.
Veil with areas of applique and hand painted imagery.
Art Muse doll by Marina Elphick.Doll muses handmade by Marina in finest silks and hand dyed cottons, at her Sussex studio in UK.
Detail of back of dress. Chagall Muse.
Art Muse doll by Marina Elphick, made from finest hand dyed silks and cottons. Art Doll muses handmade by Marina in finest silks and hand dyed cottons, at her Sussex studio in UK.
Bella, back lit, displaying her veil.
Art Muse doll by Marina Elphick. Art doll inspired by muses, individually hand made by UK artist Marina Elphick.
Shoe detail of Chagall bride. Painted and stitched.
Art Muse doll by Marina Elphick Art doll inspired by muses, individually hand made by UK artist Marina Elphick.
Detail of dress sleeves and bouquet. Chagall bride.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The mages below show the working stages of creating this muse doll, which is a trial version. I hope to make several more in future, based on other Chagall paintings.

 

wedding-couple-in-paris
Wedding couple in Paris, by Marc Chagall.

This painting was one of my references for Chagall’s muse, although I decided to give Bella  green hair rather than a green face in this instance.

Art Muse doll by Marina Elphick. Art doll inspired by muses, individually hand made by UK artist Marina Elphick.
Detail of Bella.
Art Muse doll by Marina Elphick. Art dolls uniquely hand designed, commissions taken.
Bella and Jane, first Muse dolls completed.

Muse : The source of an artist’s inspiration.

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5 thoughts on “Chagall’s Bride Bella

  1. Thanks for inviting us, Marina. They’re beautiful muse dolls – really exquisite! I love the way you have photographed Bella in natural settings. Also, thank you for introducing me to the work of Chagall. Looking forward to seeing more. Well done!

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  2. Marina, you never cease to amaze me with your beautiful images and now the dolls. You are so very talented. I can’t wait to see more of your dolls, too beautiful to ever part with. Brilliant.
    Ali xxx

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