Art Analysis Of Marc Crucifixion, By Marc Chagall

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This semester in my Humanities class my professor assigned a paper on an analysis of a piece of artwork. The artwork could be at pretty much any museum you wanted to go to in the greater Tampa Bay area. I chose to go the the Tampa museum of art in downtown Tampa. Even though i had been there multiple times this time was very different. As soon as i walked in i was immediately drawn to a single painting and never left that painting until it was time for me to leave. This painting that i was so attracted to was by Marc Chagall, and it was a landscape with a crucifixion. This artwork was really intriguing to me in many different ways. Let’s begin with the subject, In this painting there are 6 characters in total. There is who i am presuming to be jesus on the cross, a woman, a man and child, a donkey, and what appears to be a king of some sort at the top of the page. The motivation behind this artwork is obviously religion. This artwork depicts Jesus being on the crucifixion cross, and what seems to be people paying their thanks to him for what all he has done. I think Chagall painted this painting to show his Gratitude to Christ, just like the people …show more content…
I feel the over all meaning of this piece of art is the crucifixion of jesus for his people, and his people are praising him while jesus’s spirit watches in honor over top of the seen. I also think the people that are praising jesus on the cross are asking for forgiveness for something so when they die they can go to heaven. Which ties us into our theme in humanities class which is death and dying. I believe that the characters that are depicted believe in an afterlife, and they must pay respect to their Christ before entering the afterlife of heaven in this case. There also appears to be people looking from a distance in the background, these people look like they are scared to approach jesus on the cross, maybe for something they have done to him or someone

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