Phillippe de Champaigne – The Nativity
In my current circuit, it was decided to use a different lectionary this coming year created by the circuit staff. For festivals and special occasions the traditional readings are kept. The rest of the time is focussed on readings that are not in the common lectionary, some are based on themes or are readings we don’t hear beyond our Sunday school years.
Yesterday, playing a quiz game with family I realised one of the answers was so obvious I should have gotten it right – the artist was Degas with his Ballerinas!
These were paintings I loved looking at when I studied art history at art college many moons ago.
I decided to combine the two and increase my knowledge of Christian Art. Every so often I’m going to share one or two pieces of art that I’ve not really looked at before that are based on the lectionary reading for the coming Sunday. It probably won’t be every week! But hopefully introduce you to some art work you maybe haven’t come across before.
So keep an eye out for posts throughout the year.