Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Eve

A joyful day for all! 





Sharing today a nativity painting by high Italian Renaissance artist Carravaggio, master of chiaroscuro, or contrasts of light and dark values in a painting.  The brightness of the figures punctuate the intensity of the dark background.

A light in the darkness.  And, although Carravaggio lived a terribly violent life, his multitude of religious paintings serve as reminder that even when our lives may be dark or bleak, the light of Christ shines through as  beacon, illuminating our whole being.

Merry Christmas to All!  This night belongs to the whole world.

8 comments:

Barb and Dell said...

Andrea, Wishing you and your family a Blessed Christmas.
Barb

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Well said, Andrea. Merry Christmas!

Deanne said...

Merry Christmas Andrea, hope it is full of beauty and joy!

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

Merry Christmas and have a fabulous New Year!

thistlewoodfarm said...

Just stopping by to wish you a belated Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Red Rose Alley said...

What a beautiful painting, and how special what you said about a light in the darkness. Is that painting in your house? I hope the New Year brings you much joy.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Happy New year Andrea! LOL...on the hogwash, you made me laugh out loud!

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