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It’s Christmas! See Art’s Best Nativity Scenes

Magda Michalska 24 December 2021 min Read

Happy Holidays to you all! Whether you believe in God or just in Art, DailyArt Magazine team wants to wish you a wonderful time spent with your loved ones. To celebrate, we’re showing you all the Nativity scenes you should know!

Hugo van der Goes

Hugo van der Goes, Portinari Triptych, 1476-1478, Uffizi, Florence, Italy.
Hugo van der Goes, Portinari Triptych, main panel, 1476-1478, Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Italy. Detail.

Hugo van der Goes, Portinari Triptych, 1476-1478, Uffizi, Florence, Italy.
Hugo van der Goes, Portinari Triptych, 1476-1478, Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Italy.

Giotto

Giotto, Nativity, 1311-1320, Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi, Italy.
Giotto, Nativity, 1311-1320, Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi, Assisi, Italy. Wikimedia Commons (public domain).

Do you know the famous frescoes by Giotto in Padua? Here you can read the story of the Adoration of the Magi!

Sandro Botticelli

Sandro Botticelli, The Mystical Nativity, 1500, National Gallery, London, UK.

Here is all you need to know about Sandro Botticelli – did you know that he was a lifelong bachelor?

Piero della Francesca

Piero della Francesca, Nativity, 1470-1475, National Gallery, London, England, UK.
Piero della Francesca, Nativity, 1470-1475, National Gallery, London, UK.

Here you can read about the Nativity by Piero della Francesca in detail!

Antonio da Correggio

Antonio da Correggio, The Adoration of the Shepherds, 1529–1530, Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden, Germany.
Antonio da Correggio, The Adoration of the Shepherds, 1529-1530, Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden, Germany.

Read about this painting’s story in detail here :).

Jacopo Tintoretto

Jacopo Tintoretto, The Nativity, late 1550s, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, USA.
Jacopo Tintoretto, The Nativity, late 1550s, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, USA.

Jacopo Tintoretto was born in Venice. Here you can read about his life and works.

Peter Paul Rubens

Peter Paul Rubens, The Adoration of the Magi, 1624 Museum Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp
Peter Paul Rubens, The Adoration of the Magi, 1624, Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium, Antwerp, Belgium.

Never heard of Peter Paul Rubens? Do not worry – here are 10 things you should know about him!

Fra Angelico

Fra Angelico, Nativity, Fresco in San Marco (cell #5), 1440-41
Fra Angelico, Nativity, Fresco in San Marco (cell #5), 1440-1441, Florence, Italy.

Fra Angelico was known for his beautiful religious paintings telling the story of Christ’s life. Click here to see Annunciation and Adoration of the Magi.

Duccio di Buoninsegna

Duccio, Nativity panel, National Gallery of Art, Washington 1308-11
Duccio di Buoninsegna, Nativity panel, 1308-1311, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, USA.

Domenico di Ghirlandaio

Domenico di Ghirlandaio, Adoration of the Magi for the Ospedale degli Innocenti (1488)
Domenico di Ghirlandaio, Adoration of the Magi for the Ospedale degli Innocenti, 1488, Florence, Italy.

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