Christmas Story: Told Through Paintings

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From the front flap of this beautiful 39 page book: "The majestic Biblical account of Christ's birth as told by Matthew and Luke has inspired many great paintings that have come to the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. In this book, a selection of these paintings is sensitively coupled with excerpts from the King James Version of the Bible. Accompanying the words of the Evangelists and the paintings is a lively and thoughtful commentary by Richard Muhlberger, formerly the Museum's Vice Director for Education. The result is a unique and fascinating journey to Bethlehem. Among the works included are Jan van Eyck's elegant 'The Annunciation of the Virgin', Mantegna's hauntingly realistic portrayal of shepherds adoring Jesus, and Sassetta's magical 'Journey of the Maji'. The topics discussed in the commentary relate to both the religious background of the story and the art. They include such intriguing subjects as who the Maji were thought to be, what the word renaissance means, how Christmas came to be celebrated as a yearly feast, how gold leaf was made, and the ways in which artists have invested everyday objects with spiritual significance. Also included is historical information on the artists and their times. This beautiful book is a treasure to be enjoyed year after year and a reminder for families of the true meaning of Christmas."

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The events surrounding the birth of Christ are depicted through masterworks--shown both in their entirety and in detail--from New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art. Accompanying the illustrations are excerpts from the King James Version of the Bible, along with interpretations of the works and discussion of technique and historical context. Many of the paintings are by lesser-known artists, among them the richly detailed Annunciation by Robert Campin, who pioneered in portraying biblical events in contemporary settings, and the Nativity with the Annunciation to the Shepherds by a follower of Jan Joest, remarkable for its innovative play of light and shadow. This beautiful volume would make a splendid gift, particularly for older readers and students of art. All ages.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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The King James Version of the birth of Christ forms part of the text of this coffee-table book. Renaissance paintings from Flemish and Italian masters taken from the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection are further accompanied by scholarly comment from a former Vice-Director of Education at the MMA. Large reproductions, many with details highlighted, invite closer study. But the pictures themselves are not compelling to young readers, and the text is unlikely to win many children's hearts.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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