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

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

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

Merry Christmas 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, 1476-1478, Uffizi, Florence, Italy. Detail.
Hugo van der Goes, Portinari Triptych, 1476-1478, Uffizi, Florence, Italy.
Hugo van der Goes, Portinari Triptych, 1476-1478, 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, Italy.

Botticelli

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

Tsuguharu Foujita

Tsuguharu Foujita, Birth Of Jesus Christ, XX century, private collection.
Tsuguharu Foujita, Birth Of Jesus Christ, XX century, private collection. Wikimedia Commons.

Piero della Francesca

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

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.

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.

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, Antwerp, Belgium.

Fra Angelico

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

Duccio

Duccio, Nativity panel, National Gallery of Art, Washington 1308-11
Duccio, Nativity panel, 1308-11, National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA.

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.

Magda, art historian and Italianist, she writes about art because she cannot make it herself. She loves committed and political artists like Ai Weiwei or the Futurists; like Joseph Beuys she believes that art can change us and we can change the world.

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