Thursday, December 20, 2018

The Christmas Story through Sacred Art

By Debby Giusti

I love sacred art. If you stop by the blog on Sundays, you’ve probably read the scripture I post along with a work of art from one of the Old Masters. The paintings allow me to meditate more deeply on God's Word and make the Good News come alive.

During the third week of Advent, as we prepare ourselves, once again, for the birth of the Christ Child, let’s reflect on the Nativity through the work of some of the world’s most renowned artists.

The Annunciation, Caravaggio, 1608, Museum
of Fine Art of Nancy, Franc. [PD-US]

The Visitation, Domenico Ghirlandaio, c.1491, Louvre, France. [PD-US]

Nativity, Sandro Botticelli, c.1473-1475, Columbia
Museum of Art [PS-US]

Adoration of the Magi, Bartolome Esteban Murillo,
1655-1660, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio. [PD-US]

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

With abundant blessings and much love,
Debby Giusti

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  1. I love those paintings,too, Debby.
    Merry Christmas to you and all your family!

    1. Thank you, Jackie! Continued prayers for you and your family. Christmas blessings to all.

  2. Thank you for sharing these. I love Caravaggio, especially, and you're right about the paintings encouraging you to dwell deeper on one moment in time.

    1. Hi Ramona, so good to see you. Caravaggio is one of my favorite painters. Love his work. Merry Christmas!

  3. Oh wow! Thank you for sharing, Debby. They are glorious paintings indeed. True artistry! Wishing you a very blessed Christmas!

  4. Lovely, Debby--thank you!

    Wishing our visitors and the ladies of Love Inspired all the blessings of Christmas!

    1. Merry Christmas to you and your Project Guy, Myra!


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