January 17, 2014

Marc Chagall’s Jesus paintings focus of Jewish Museum exhibit

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Marc Chagall, Descent from the Cross, 1941, ink and gouache on paper, 19 1/2 x 12 7/8 in.  Collection of the Rastegar Family, California. © 2013 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris. Photo courtesy of The Jewish Museum

Marc Chagall, Descent from the Cross, 1941, ink and gouache on paper, 19 1/2 x 12 7/8 in. Collection of the Rastegar Family, California. © 2013 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris. Photo courtesy of The Jewish Museum

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(RNS) The first U.S. exhibition exploring the "darker works" of Marc Chagall (1887-1985) shows a Jewish artist obsessed with Jesus.