In preparing lectures for my class, recently, I have sought to include relevant pieces of artwork on the slides. They are often fodder for discussion and interpretation themselves. In searching for images, I have become reacquainted with the beauty and power of Marc Chagall’s artwork.
For those who don’t know, Chagall was a Jewish artist of Russian descent who lived from 1887-1985. He has some beautiful and powerful paintings. I was first exposed to his work while in undergrad. A painting of his crucifixion of Jesus hung in the religion department hallway. The image is below (“White Crucifixion”) . . . note the Holocaust imagery that surrounds the central image. And note Jesus’ loin cloth.
Here are some of the more captivating pieces Chagall has done, in my view.