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Merry Christmas [Dec. 25th, 2006|11:45 am]
Tony Grist
Image:Geertgen tot Sint Jans 002.jpg

The Nativity by Geertgen Tot Sint Jans

[User Picture]From: aellia
2006-12-25 11:41 am (UTC)
To you,too.
What a beautiful picture
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-12-25 12:31 pm (UTC)
It's a favourite of mine.
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[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2006-12-25 03:41 pm (UTC)
That painting has always fascinated me in some of its odd detail. The light is wonderful.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-12-25 04:17 pm (UTC)
I think it's just about the earliest convincing representation of candlelight in western art.
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[User Picture]From: baritonejeff
2006-12-25 05:43 pm (UTC)
I've always loved this painting. It is an astounding combination of stiff awkwardness (the angel over the shepherds is almost like Flemish clip art, the Child like a doll) and absolutely charming detail, all bathed in an almost clinical, yet magical, light.

Just wonderful.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2006-12-25 08:17 pm (UTC)
It's a strange combination of naivete and sophistication.

I was reading up about the artist: there's not much known about him and only a handful of paintings that can be attributed to him- and he's believd to have died in his late 20s.
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[User Picture]From: besideserato
2006-12-26 02:38 am (UTC)
Happy holidays!
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