Chagall’s Jewish Jesus
This modern artist’s body of work was based on the Hebrew Bible and the Jewish Jesus, often depicted with tallit and phylacteries. In the crucified Christ he saw the personification of Jewish suffering, pain, and sadness.
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This is really a beautiful site. I hope that you'll go there and see more of Chagall's art, along with some expert commentary...
And of course, we're posting this because Pope Francis has said that this depiction of Jesus is one of his favorites. It's really wonderful when the public-at-large is reminded-or introduced-to fine works of art. I've heard of Marc Chagall, but never knew of this Jesus painting, and I am grateful to see it.
The pope also likes Carravagio...I think we may have a few of his works on our site somewhere...yes, here's one by Caravaggio, a depiction of a young, serious Jesus. It's the second image down the page.
The Urantia Book says a lot about art and its importance in our lives. If you'd like to see a condensation of UB teachings about art, please go HERE
48:7.23 The high mission of any art is, by its illusions, to foreshadow a higher universe reality, to crystallize the emotions of time into the thought of eternity.