Tuesday, December 20, 2005

All Signs Point to Nativity



The New-born, c. 1640 by Georges de la Tour, Musee des Beaux Arts, Rennes.

Often artists would mask religious scenes by setting them in the present and leaving out all of the traditional "signs" of a religious nativity scene such as a halo on the mother and child, but the calm the beauty and the presence of a figure who could be perceived as St. Anne, seem to indicate a religious meaning.

3 comments:

Robert Traacy said...

This too is nice to see. I wonder where you find these wonderful works of art. In any case, thank you.

Martha said...

It's beautiful isn't it. Sometimes I know exactly which images I want and sometimes I just happen upon them.

Thank you for the kind words.

Martha

Daniella said...

Martha

this is gorgeous...thank you

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