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The Nativity in Art

Tue 10th December @ 10:45 am

 

THE ARTS SOCIETY BRIGHTON & HOVE

The Nativity in Art

A lecture by Dr Helen Rufus Ward

The Nativity, with the Adoration of the Magi and the Shepherds, is one of the most popular subjects in Christian art. Starting with the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, this lecture will explore the surprising idiosyncrasies of this much contested site, including a rift between the Catholics and the Greek Orthodox clergy over the marker of the actual birth spot of Christ that might have been a cause of the Crimea War! This will be followed by an examination of a number of key paintings from the medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods in order to see how the Nativity imagery has developed and changed over the centuries.  Early depictions favoured the portrayal of a ‘real’ birth, whilst later imagery represented a totally ‘miraculous’ birth!

 

Brighthelm Centre, North Road, Brighton BN1 1YD

Visitors £6 on the door, members free

Information: 01273 703945 / brightonhove@theartssociety.org

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Date:
Tue 10th December
Time:
10:45 am
Event Category:

Venue

Brighthelm Centre
North Road
Brighton, BN1 1YD
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Organiser

Arts Society Brighton & Hove
Website:
https://theartssociety.org/brighton-hove