Saturday, December 24, 2016

Adoration Of The Shepherds

Caravaggio, "Adorazione dei Pastori"(1609)
Renowned for its artistic realism, Caravaggio's nativity depicts a humble birth, lit as if by a single candle. Caravaggio was revolutionary because he depicted with simplicity what others had glorified with glamour.

8 comments:

Sixty Grit said...

Continuing that theme and MamaM's Messiah link the other day: Handel's For Unto Us a Child is Born.

edutcher said...

A great many of the other artists wanted to express the significance of that birth, I would think.

deborah said...

Lovely, chick.

deborah said...

Fun Hallelujah Chorus flash mob:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXh7JR9oKVE

MamaM said...

A Joyful and Uplifting selection befitting the Caravaggio, Sixty Grit. Thank you!

I sang in the Messiah with the Oratorio Society choir during college, and that's one of my favorites. I especially love the way the violins respond to "and his name shall be called..."

Wishing all who read and comment here the Christmas blessing of Light and Love!

rhhardin said...

Klavan's monologue podcast covers the wise men, who were looking for a deal on power tools.

ndspinelli said...

chick is our Renaissance Man.

ricpic said...

Wow, Caravaggio was an insanely great painter.