A whole new life together of opportunity and joy waits ahead, a future supported by the colourful natural world that accompanies them. A green bird overlooks the start of their journey, a symbol of fertility and of a new family life. The bridal couple are portrayed in a gentle embrace, their attention on nothing else but each other. They appear to bask in the blaze of colour which surrounds them, the light emanating from a large sun which dominates the top left area of the painting. Separating the sun and the floating couple are the wedding flowers, a dazzling mix of green, pink, yellow and blue. The traditional wedding is represented in all its majesty, with the city of Nice below as the witness.
Lovers in the Sky of Nice forms part of a series of works Marc Chagall produced around the Cote d'Azur. It was painted in 1964 and while Nice is seemingly depicted at dusk, flashes of green from the palm trees remain. Marc Chagall's figurative style is incorporated in to the painting, a style which made him one of most admired artists of his time. Lovers in the Sky of Nice is also like many of his other works in that it is a poetic representation of a familiar scene, not an exact reproduction. Lovers in the Sky of Nice perfectly shows Chagall's romantic style of painting. Even with so much colour to admire, the eye is instantly drawn to the bridal couple. They are the main attraction, even if their attire is monochrome. The surrounding scene accompanies and accentuates the two lovers as they head out on their new lives together.
As with all weddings the newly married couple are the centre of attention. Marc Chagall's work was always uniquely his own, though he assimilated elements from different genres such as cubism and surrealism. As with many of Chagall's works, Lovers in the Sky of Nice contains the prominent feature of light in all its array of colours and the feeling of freedom this suggests. The light overlooks the freshly married couple in a dreamlike manner, offering hope and happiness for the journey ahead.