Growing up in Vitebsk played a vital role in his artistic career life as it laid a foundation for his artwork. All the artwork he did were a part of his fairy tale world and witnesses of these events. His fantasy involved defying the force of gravity, making people fly and humanising animals. In The Rooster, he makes the cockerel come to the woman's size drawn there in the portrait. According to analysts, the artist brought out all the fairy tales he had as well as the mythological world in his childhood.

When his wife died in the 1940s, he was left in despair and took that out through painting. During this time, he used artwork to show the kind of bond he had with this woman. In most of these paintings, she is dressed as a bride, sometimes in a crystal-clear dress, and others in a red bridal dress. She is dressed in these elegant dresses with long white veils, and her hands have flowers. The portraits show shadows of the night and dream to show that the dead are reunited with the living at some time. It shows more than hope that he believes in love. He hopes to see Bella even after death. The Rooster is one of the most famous animal paintings by Marc Chagall.

His painting shows a white cock with some splashes of colour; blue, purple, green, and red. It stands on one leg as the other seems floating. Still in the portrait, there is a woman in red holding flowers. She looks curved and is wearing a long flowing gown with a veil on her head. She holds the flowers with both hands. Now, another hand is seen to hold her dress from somewhere around the knees. It is a huge hand out of the blues. The rooster faces in a curved way to the lady’s side. It seems like the lady took the rooster's shape. From another point of view, it seems like they are dancing. The huge rooster is almost the lady's size. The rooster's feet blend different colours from dark purple, blue, white, grey, and house or hut structures. They are flying above a village as the huts are seen far below. The skies are also visible from the edge.