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.