Wed May 5th, 2021
Full painting and close up of inscription above the head. Do you really need any information besides this to know who Francis is and what his goal is?
“May His Name Be Blotted Out”
Chagall's own explanation of his concoction of the Hasidic 'Jesus' in his paintings:
"My Christ as I depict him, is always the type of the Jewish martyr, in pogroms and in our other troubles, and not otherwise." (From Rebel to Rabbi: Reclaiming Jesus and the Making of Modern Jewish Culture, Matthew B. Hoffman, p.225)