Marc Chagall’s “Receiving the Law” – On Fate and Destiny
Chagall is known for often simplistic themes which on second glance are not so simple, exhibiting great, if not unfathomable depth. “The Giving Of The Law” lives up to this description. At first glance it is simply an illustration of Moses receiving the Ten Commandments on Mt Sinai. But as one begins to move away from this central icon, one begins to note numerous elements, throughout the painting, which seem strange and out of place. Indeed, the more one looks, the more one finds, and the more questions are raised.