Merry Christmas!

Dear friends and readers,

All my best wishes of a spiritual, peaceful and joyful holiday. As for me, I will brave the snows of this unusually harsh winter (yes, Paris and its region are still blanketed in white) to join my family for the occasion.

I wish to share with you this beautiful Nativity by 17th century painter Georges de La Tour. La Tour was a master of the clair-obscur, and here he uses the light of the candle hidden behind the hand of the attendant to convey the religious meaning of the scene and the bond between mother and child.

Merry Christmas!

Georges-de-La-Tour-Nativity

Georges de La Tour: Nativity

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5 Comments to “Merry Christmas!”

  1. Joyeux Noel to you too, Matterhorn!

  2. Matterhorn says:

    Best wishes and many blessings to you and your family, Madame Delors! Joyeux Noël!

  3. Love History, Penny, joyeux Noel!

  4. Penny says:

    Beautiful! It looks so lifelike.

  5. LoveHistory says:

    Joyeux Noel! There, I’ve exhuasted my French holiday vocabulary. Someday I will learn more of the language. Clearly not this year. Anyway, Merry Christmas Catherine.

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