Art is a journey into the most unknown thing of all - oneself. Nobody knows his own frontiers… I don’t think I’d ever want to take a road if I knew where it led.

Louis Kahan
Marc Chagall (1887-1985)
Le Roi David / King David
1951
Oil on canvas
1.98 x 1.33 m
Musée national d’Art moderne - Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
O Clavis David, et sceptrum domus Israel;
qui aperis, et nemo claudit;
claudis, et nemo aperit:
veni, et educ vinctum de domo carceris,
sedentem in tenebris, et umbra mortis.
*
O Key of David and sceptre of the House of Israel;
you open and no one can shut;
you shut and no one can open:
Come and lead the prisoners from the prison house,
those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death
Thanks to http://idlespeculations-terryprest.blogspot.com/2010/12/o-clavis-david.html


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