Art Recreates the Nativity


Art depicting the Nativity of Jesus began in the 4th century, based on the narratives in the Gospels and embellished by written, oral and artistic tradition. The Nativity has been depicted in every possible form, from huge murals, panel paintings, minute manuscript illuminations, stained glass windows, oil paintings and altarpieces. Sculptural representations of the Nativity include ivory miniatures, carved stone sarcophagi, architectural features such as capitals and door lintels, and free-standing sculptures like “Creches”, ranging from miniature to life-size.

Michel Anguier, Nativity 1665/ 1668 Marble, height 160 cm St Roch, Paris
Michel Anguier, Nativity 1665/ 1668 Marble, height 160 cm St Roch, Paris
Nativity with the Torch - Le Nain brothers -
Nativity with the Torch – Le Nain brothers –
Giorgione (Italian, The Adoration of the Shepherds, 1505/1510,
Giorgione (Italian, The Adoration of the Shepherds, 1505/1510,
Raphael Nativity Painting -
Raphael Nativity Painting –
The Nativity, 25 inches high, stone, c. 1250, from the now destroyed choir-screen of Chartres....
The Nativity, 25 inches high, stone, c. 1250, from the now destroyed choir-screen of Chartres….
 Sculpture_on_the_exterior_of_the_Sagrada_Familia_-_Nativity.

Sculpture_on_the_exterior_of_the_Sagrada_Familia_-_Nativity.
BEAUTIFUL DETAILED SAND "NATIVITY" Flickr -
BEAUTIFUL DETAILED SAND “NATIVITY” Flickr –

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Esteban Bartolome Murillo: Virgin Mary, Jesus, the Saints and the Meek
Esteban Bartolome Murillo: Virgin Mary, Jesus, the Saints and the Meek
Icons | Mihai Cucu
Icons | Mihai Cucu
Nativity Stainless Steel Sculpture Art by Chave
Nativity Stainless Steel Sculpture Art by Chave

 

Barcelona, Spain: La Sagrada Familia: Peter and Jesus (1988, sculptor Josep M. Subirachs)
Barcelona, Spain: La Sagrada Familia: Peter and Jesus (1988, sculptor Josep M. Subirachs)
Nativity Scene. Stained glass window in the German Church (St. Gertrude's church)
Nativity Scene. Stained glass window in the German Church (St. Gertrude’s church)
Nikolay Andreyevich Koshelev, (1840-1918): Huida a Egipto.
Nikolay Andreyevich Koshelev, (1840-1918): Huida a Egipto.

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