Thursday, December 25, 2008

Adoration of the Shepherds

This painting by Gerald van Honthorst was done in 1622. I love how light and shadow is used here to direct the viewer attention to the baby in the center, and Mary. The light that seems to be coming from him also highlight the wonderful expressions of all the people looking at him. One sheperd is excited, and the other two seem amazed. Why, even the ox is interested! Merry Christmas everybody!

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