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.


The Adoration of the Kings, 1500  Vincenzo Foppa


The Annunciation, with Saint Emidius, 1486 Carlo Crivelli


The Adoration of the Shepherds, 1496 Luca Signorelli

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