InstantLondon : The National Gallery

(Above : Adoration of the Kings, 1510 Jan Gossaert- free public sketch session)

Painting Christmas

The National Gallery is a wonderful resource and public institution to gaze at religious art – right from the early 1400s to contemporary periods. At this time of the year, paintings depicting the Christmas story particularly draw a lot of attention from visitors from all over the world. Here are a few that got my attention during a recent visit. It is always a great honour to view these masterpieces in real life, up close, snd see all the detail and intricacies of the strokes and depth of the oils on canvasses and boards.

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The Adoration of the Kings, 1500  Vincenzo Foppa

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The Annunciation, with Saint Emidius, 1486 Carlo Crivelli

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The Adoration of the Shepherds, 1496 Luca Signorelli

More at : https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk

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