Saturday, June 3, 2017

The Adoration of the Shepherds (c. 1609)


The Adoration of the Shepherds (c. 1609)
Caravaggio 1573 – 1610
oil on canvas (314 × 211 cm) — c. 1609
Luke 2:16 - And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.
Mary and her child rest on the floor of a simple barn. In the back are the ox and the ass; on the foreground Joseph's tools. Joseph is the man in brown, to be identified by the halo over his head.

It is a very peaceful tableau. Apart from the two halos, only the clasped hands of one of the shepherds hint at the religious importance.
>>>> Adoration of the Shepherds


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