Artistic Depictions of the Nativity

Artistic Depictions of the Nativity

A look at some beautiful Christian art, depicting the Birth of Our Lord and Savior.

December 25, 2021 – On this glorious Christmas, I thought it would be worthwhile to share some beautiful artistic depictions of the birth and adoration of Christ.

I hope you enjoy these beautiful and joyous works of art!

The Nativity, by Italian painter Lorenzo Monaco, 1409, Met Museum.

The Nativity, by Taddeo Gaddi, circa 1325.

Reliquary with icon of the Nativity. Frame from Byzantium (11th-12th century), ivory panel from Venice. At the Louvre Museum.

Nativity of Christ icon, source.

Ivory Nativity Icon. Byzantine icon, 10-11th century — original in the Vatican Museum, this is a copy made by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Source.

The Nativity, by Puccio di Simone, circia 1350, Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Icon of the Nativity, by Duccio from the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC. Source.

The Nativity, by Fra Diamante circa 1465. Source.

Nativity, by Petrus Christus circa 1452. Source.

The Nativity, from the Sistine Chapel, circa 1480. Antoniazzo Romano. Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The Holy Nativity by Edward Burne Jones. Source.

Nativity, by Luca della Robbia. National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, USA. Source.

The Nativity, by Carlo Crivelli, circa 1480. Source.

The Nativity with Doors and Saints Jerome and Leonard. Source.

The Nativity, from Gold Leaf Manuscript circa 1410. J. Paul Getty Museum, Digital image courtesy of the Getty’s Open Content Program. Source.

The Nativity, Renaissance manuscript.

The Nativity, Gold Leaf Illuminated Manuscript, circa 1420-1430. J. Paul Getty Museum. Digital image courtesy of the Getty’s Open Content Program.

The Nativity, Gold Leaf Illuminated Manuscript. Circa 1480 – 1490. J. Paul Getty Museum. Digital image courtesy of the Getty’s Open Content Program.

I hope these beautiful depictions of Christ’s birth warm your heart and remind you of the real reason we celebrate the incarnation of Our Lord and Savior. Merry Christmas everyone!

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~~Crosspost with Radix Verum’s Substack site here.

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