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Psaumes de David (David's Psalms): Gallery Label - Current

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Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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2010-02-22

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
After Marc Chagall completed his illustrated Bible in 1956, religious imagery flooded his art. The warrior-musician-poet David was a favorite, partly because David was the name of Chagall's brother, who died of tuberculosis in the Crimea. In the illustration for Psalm 39, an artist sits below a clock and paints David and his harp. Verse 4 begins, "Lord, let me know my end, and what is the measure of my days."
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Type: Commentary, Gallery Label - Current
Source: Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Rights: Copyright Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Added to Site: March 25, 2010