Light Has Come!

Nativity Painting by Gerard Van Honthorst, 1622

Nativity Painting by Gerard Van Honthorst, 1622

Religious paintings were a favorite subject of the Old Masters (trained European painters who worked between the mid 1400’s to the early 1800’s). In paintings from this time period, Jesus was often depicted with a glowing light that would radiate out from him. This example of the Nativity (or birth) of Christ by Dutch artist Gerard Van Honthorst (1622) is a great example of this. The light that spreads from the infant Jesus, illumines the faces of those around him, symbolic of Jesus bringing light to the world.

Merry Christmas!

May your New Year be full of light, peace, and hope. See you in 2014!


One Response to Light Has Come!

  1. lw February 11, 2014 at 6:32 am #