Feast of pictures

Christmas through artists' eyes

Culture  

Paul Gauguin (1848-1903): Small child (Tahitian Christmas), 1896

Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510): The Adoration of the Magi, ca 1473/75

Hans Andersen Brendekilde (1857-1920): The arrival of the Christmas tree, undated

Paul Klee (1879-1940): Christmas still life, 1914

Carl Larsson (1853-1919): Now it's Christmas again, 1907

Paul Adolf Seehaus (1891-1919): Two children under the Christmas tree, 1914

Julius Victor Carstens (1849-1908): On Christmas morning, ca 1905

Konstantin Aleksandrovich Trutovsky (1827-1893): Christmas carolling in the Ukraine, 1864

Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882): A Christmas carol, 1867

Matthias Koeppel (1937-): Self portrait as neo-cubist Father Christmas, 2008

Boris Mikhailovich Kustodiyev (1878-1927): Christmas tree bargain, 1918

Lovis Corinth (1858-1925): Distributing Christmas presents, 1913

Bernhard Kretzschmar (1889-1972): Still life with stollen and wine bottle, 1963

 

 

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A religious experience, a family festival, a time for reflection, a time of excitement - Christmas has inspired artists of very different periods and backgrounds.

(pictures: agk images)

 
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