Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Nativity

I am going to take a break from blogging for the Christmas season. I have too much on my plate and need a vacation. So I am wishing you all a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR! I'll be back in January. I hope you will all still be around. Oh, and for your Christmas present here is my very favorite painting of all time.


It is called "Nativity" and is by Brian Kerkisnick, here is a bigger picture. I saw it once at the BYU Museum of Art and it is stunning in real life, 17 feet long X 7 feet high. I can't even begin to say how much I LOVE this painting. It is my favorite depiction of the Nativity because it seems the most realistic-- Mary breastfeeding Jesus (yes, she would have), Mary attended by two midwives (yes, she would have been), the angels pressing down to see-- young and old, the dog with her puppies in the stable, and Joseph overwhelmed and awed. Someday (when we are rich) I'd love to have a HUGE copy of this painting to hang in my house. I love it.

Here is a picture that shows you just how big it really is. If you are ever at BYU, there is a much smaller copy of it on the 4th floor of the Joseph Fielding Smith Building (JFSB) by the English Department offices.

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  1. FYI the original is hanging again at the MOA right now :)

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