Art for Christmas

There are so many lovely paintings of the Nativity out there that it was very, very hard to choose just a few.  So, I picked some that I was familiar with, and some new ones that I just discovered.  Enjoy!

As a side note, is a wonderful resource for art.  Click on the pictures here and (hopefully, if I've done the hyperlinks right!) you'll get to larger pictures of the artwork and information about the artist.



[caption id="attachment_693" align="aligncenter" width="500"]Nativity with the Torch - Le Nain brothers Nativity with the Torch - Le Nain brothers[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_694" align="aligncenter" width="500"]The Nativity of Christ - Vladimir Borovikovsky The Nativity of Christ - Vladimir Borovikovsky[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_695" align="aligncenter" width="329"]The Nativity - Giorgio Vasari The Nativity - Giorgio Vasari[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_696" align="aligncenter" width="287"]The Nativity - Arthur Hughes The Nativity - Arthur Hughes[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_697" align="aligncenter" width="372"]The Nativity - Gerard David The Nativity - Gerard David[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_698" align="aligncenter" width="500"]Adoration of the Magi Altarpiece left-hand predella panel depicting the Nativity - Gentile da Fabriano Adoration of the Magi Altarpiece left-hand predella panel depicting the Nativity - Gentile da Fabriano[/caption]

Nativity and Concert of Angels from the Isenheim Altarpiece (central panel) - Matthias Grünewald

[caption id="attachment_701" align="aligncenter" width="429"]Nativity - Fra Angelico Nativity - Fra Angelico[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_702" align="aligncenter" width="500"]The Nativity - El Greco The Nativity - El Greco[/caption]