White Crucifixion

White Crucifixion
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Artist Marc Chagall
Year 1938
Medium Oil on canvas
Location Art Institute of Chicago
Dimensions 60 3/4 x 55 in.
154.3 x 139.7 cm
Marc Chagall Famous Paintings
I and the Village, 1911
The Birthday, 1915
The Fiddler, 1913
La Mariée, 1950
Over the Town, 1918
White Crucifixion, 1938

Painted in 1938, White Crucifixion by Marc Chagall shows the suffering of Jews and Jesus. Violent conflicts are depicted such as the setting on fire of synagogues. In the center of the picture Jesus is displayed, crucified and symbolized as being Jewish adorned in a prayer shawl. The original painting is currently being exhibited in the Art Institute of Chicago.

Marc Chagall

Marc Chagall was a Jewish Russian-French artist. He was born in Belarus, Russia in a town where half the city’s population was Jewish. His artistic style encompasses a wide array of techniques. He is considered one of the most successful artists of the twentieth century. Chagall’s works were displayed in almost all mediums available. These included prints, tapestries, ceramics, stained glass and book illustrations. He was known as a pioneer in the “Modernist” art form. Mr. Chagall died in 1985 at the age of 97.

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