Chagall Crucifixion Paintings

Oil on canvas 154.6 x 140 cm (60 7/8 x 55 1/16 in.) Signed and dated, l.r.: "MArc ChAgAll/ 1938" Gift of Alfred S. Alschuler, 1946.925

What are a series of paintings featuring the crucifixion doing on show at New York’s Jewish Museum? After all—as the museum’s senior curator acknowledges—some constituents may find such a display rather transgressive.

The White Crucifixion is a painting by Marc Chagall depicting the Crucifixion of Jesus . It was painted in 1938 after Chagall had visited Europe, and can be viewed at the Art Institute of Chicago .

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