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Most Beautiful Adorations of the Shepherds for Christmas

Magda Michalska 25 December 2018 min Read

Past Christmases we showed you Nativity scenes, wintery landscapes, or even Andy Warhol’s Christmas trees. This year I want to show you paintings which instead of focusing on Baby Jesus, make the real protagonists the shepherds who come to pay homage to the newborn King of the Universe. Merry Christmas to all, and especially to those who usually are overlooked. Here come most beautiful adorations of the shepherds:

Jean-Honore Fragonard

Jean-Honore Fragonard, The Adoration of the Shepherds, c.1775, Louvre, Paris, France, most beautiful adorations of the shepherds
Jean-Honore Fragonard, The Adoration of the Shepherds, c.1775, Louvre, Paris, France

Pietro Perugino

Pietro Perugino, Altarpiece of St. Augustine,1510, National Gallery of Umbria (Palazzo dei Priori), Perugia, Italy, most beautiful adorations of the shepherds
Pietro Perugino, Altarpiece of St. Augustine,1510, National Gallery of Umbria (Palazzo dei Priori), Perugia, Italy

El Greco

El Greco, Adoration of the Shepherds, c.1596, National Museum of Art of Romania, Bucharest, Romania, the most beautiful adorations of the shepherds
El Greco, Adoration of the Shepherds, c.1596, National Museum of Art of Romania, Bucharest, Romania

William Blake

William Blake, The Angels appearing to the Shepherds, 1809, Whitworth Art Gallery (University of Manchester), Manchester, UK, most beautiful adorations of the shepherds
William Blake, The Angels appearing to the Shepherds, 1809, Whitworth Art Gallery (University of Manchester), Manchester, UK

Bartolome Esteban Murillo

Bartolome Esteban Murillo, Adoration of the Shepherds, 1650, Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia, most beautiful adorations of the shepherds
Bartolome Esteban Murillo, Adoration of the Shepherds, 1650, Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Georges de la Tour

Georges de la Tour, Adoration of the Shepherds, c.1644, Louvre, Paris, France, most beautifu; adorations of the shepherds
Georges de la Tour, Adoration of the Shepherds, c.1644, Louvre, Paris, France

Albrecht Durer

Albrecht Durer, The Adoration of the Shepherds,1505, Albertina, Vienna, Austria, most beautiful adorations of the shepherds
Albrecht Durer, The Adoration of the Shepherds,1505, Albertina, Vienna, Austria

Peter Paul Rubens

Peter Paul Rubens, Adoration of the Shepherds, 1608, Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia ,most beautiful adorations of the Shepherds
Peter Paul Rubens, Adoration of the Shepherds, 1608, Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Rembrandt

Rembrandt, Adoration of the Shepherds, 1646, National Gallery, London, UK,most beautiful adorations of the Shepherds
Rembrandt, Adoration of the Shepherds, 1646, National Gallery, London, UK

Paolo Veronese

Paolo Veronese, Adoration of the Shepherds, 1557, Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), Venice, Italy , most beautiful adorations of the Shepherds
Paolo Veronese, Adoration of the Shepherds, 1557, Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo), Venice, Italy

Agnolo Bronzino

Agnolo Bronzino, Adoration of the Shepherds, c.1540, Szépművészeti Múzeum, Budapest, Hungary, most beautifu; adorations of the shepherds
Agnolo Bronzino, Adoration of the Shepherds, c.1540, Szépművészeti Múzeum, Budapest, Hungary

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