White Crucifixion

White Crucifixion

"White Crucifixion" is a painting by Marc Chagall. It was painted in 1938, and can be viewed at the Art Institute of Chicago.


The white crucifixion painting emphasizes the suffering of the Jesus and the Jewish people. At the sides violent acts against Jews occur such as the burning of a synogogue and invaders. And in the center, Jesus is shown crucified wearing a prayer shawl as a symbol that he is Jewish.

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* [http://www.artic.edu/aic/collections/artwork/59426 Painting details] at the Art Institute of Chicago
* [http://rsta.pucmm.edu.do/biblioteca/pinacoteca/vanguardias/crucifixion%20blanca.htm Image]

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