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Art of ChristmasPatrick Hunt

Art of Christmas

Puer Natus Est
Patrick Hunt

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-60927-520-4, 224 pages



Art of Christmas: Puer Natus Est (A Child is Born) is lavishly illustrated with over 75 beautiful color images that celebrate almost two thousand years of art on the theme of Advent. The book pairs artwork, including sculpture, painting, and other media, with narratives of the gospels and related literature. The written texts support the art and fill in perceived gaps in the story of Christ’s birth.

The book begins with illuminated manuscripts from the medieval period and continues on through Giotto, Piero della Francesca, Gozzoli, Bellini, Botticelli, Raphael, Michelangelo, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Georges de la Tour and many others. Included in the book are representations of the Annunciation, the Journey to Bethlehem, the Adoration of the Shepherds, the Nativity, the Journey of the Magi, the Dream of Joseph and other timeless themes from what many call the greatest story every told.

The Advent season has inspired some of the world’s finest art. Art of Christmas gives us the opportunity to view the miraculous through the eyes of the great masters.