The image shows a couple, a man and a woman embracing each other as if they are dancing the tango. The woman seems to be facing up while the man has one hand around her and the other caressing the woman's hair. He is looking right down into the woman's face in a romantic manner. There is a brushwork of red, green, and yellow to show flowers below the woman's head. The other notable thing in the painting is the bird next to the couple - precisely a hen or a cockerel. Moving upwards to what the hen is looking at, there is a white or silvery fish shaped like the moon, and with its position on the upper side of the painting, viewers can get that it represents the moon. Next to the white fish is a round dark star.
This brushwork carries a lot of symbolism, representing something more significant in the painter's mind. The painting is just poetry, not written in words. The painter brings about a romantic theme, as we can see from the couple embracing. There is a feeling of love just from looking at the two. The man seems to be deeply in love with the woman. The flowers just below the woman also bring about that feeling. On the other hand, the hen or cockerel can be a representation of the painter's childhood or even what he has seen throughout his life in the environment. They are part of his environment, and incorporating them tries to create the landscape for the viewers.
Maybe the chicken shows that they were chicken farmers, representing his childhood about the landscape that he holds dear. The fish-shaped like the moon is not normal, but it may represent something in the painter's life like the food they ate ore even they took part in fishing. The painting is full of symbolism and representations of deeper meanings. Chagall painted more about his dreams than reality, and there is no better way to do so than bringing the imaginations and landscapes from what he saw as a child, the animals, or the pets. The painting is currently located at Museum von der Haidt, Wuppertal who own it.