Gallery of Reflections: The Nativity of Christ

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Richard Harries, Bishop of Oxford, brings together his love of art and his Christian faith in a book that takes readers deeper into the Christmas story. Over 30 paintings, icons and sculptures are included, representing many different ages and cultures. The author shares his insights - artistic, historical, spiritual - in a way which captures the mystery and wonder of the nativity.
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Overview

Richard Harries, Bishop of Oxford, brings together his love of art and his Christian faith in a book that takes readers deeper into the Christmas story. Over 30 paintings, icons and sculptures are included, representing many different ages and cultures. The author shares his insights - artistic, historical, spiritual - in a way which captures the mystery and wonder of the nativity.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780802838148
  • Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 8/28/1996
  • Pages: 92
  • Product dimensions: 7.85 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 9
Art in the Catacombs - The Epitaph of Severa 13
An early Christian sarcophagus with Adoration of the Magi 14
Ampulla - The Adoration of the Magi and of the Shepherds 15
Ivories - The Virgin and Child in Majesty with Nativity Scene 16
The Annunciation in art 19
The Annunciation by Fra Angelico 20
The Visitation by Rueland Frueauf the Elder 24
The Visitation by Gloria Guevara 26
An icon of The Nativity 30
Detail: 'Mary after childbirth' 32
Detail: 'The temptation of Joseph' 33
Detail: 'The midwives' 34
Detail: 'The Cave and the Christ child' 35
The animals - The Winchester Bible and The Chartres Jube 36
A Multitude of the Heavenly Host by Yasuo Ueno 38
Fresco of The Nativity from Hosios Lucas 40
Nativity from Panagia tou Arakou 42
Lettering of the beginning of St Matthew's Gospel by Eric Gill 46
The Three Kings from San Apollinare Nuovo 48
The Adoration of the Kings by Giotto 50
Adoration of the Magi by Mantegna 52
The Adoration by Edward Burne-Jones 54
The Mystic Nativity by Botticelli 58
The Nativity by Piero della Francesca 60
The Nativity at Night by Geertgen tot Sint Jans 62
The Shepherds Worshipping the Child by Rembrandt 64
Relief of The Presentation 68
The Song of Simeon by Rembrandt 70
An Angel Appears to the Three Kings in a Dream by Gislebertus 74
The Flight to Egypt: Coptic icon 78
The Rest on the Flight into Egypt by Orazio Gentileschi 80
The Massacre of the Innocents by Giotto 84
Nativity with Burning Bush by Albert Herbert 86
Nativity Scene 1990 by Beryl Cook 88
The Nativity by John Piper 90
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