Bella's Secret
Mixed Media Sculpture by Kate Rattray


  • Mixed Media Sculpture, Panel / Board / MDF
  • One of a kind artwork
  • Size: 35.43 × 23.62 × 0.79 in (unframed)
  • This artwork is sold unframed
  • Signed on the back

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Kate Rattray

United Kingdom

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Mosaic art panel originally made for an exhibition called 'In the Spirit of Chagall' at the Opus Mosaic Gallery, Fore Street, Exeter.

Looking at Chagall's work in more depth led me to question his portrayal of himself and Bella, his first wife. He paints himself with her, sometimes he is flying in the air, often she is flying. It is obvious he is besotted with her, and indeed he speaks of his love for her in his writings. But I wondered how she felt , her face seems almost expressionless, and she often seems to be staring out of the picture. Chagall writes about her "... But I always had the feeling that she was holding something back. I thought that Bella was concealing buried treasure at the bottom of her heart."

My mosaic 'Bella's Secret' tells all – about her metamorphosis into a bird that she went through every night when Chagall was asleep!

The mosaic is made for indoors and not suitable for outdoors. It is very heavy (10 kg) and has mirror fixings attached (see side view picture). To ship it to you it will be wrapped securely in bubblewrap inside a foamboard lined wooden crate.

Materials used:

ceramic tile, smalti glass mosaic

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