Psaumes de David (David's Psalms), 1979

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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."

Psaumes de David (David's Psalms)
Artist Life
Russian (born Belarus, active France), 1887 - 1985
Accession Number
Bruce B. Dayton, Wayzata, Minn.; given to MIA, 1982.
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