5 Great Christmas Paintings You Should Know

Cultural and religious holidays have always been the source of inspiration for artists. Thanks to numerous artworks, modern people can travel to the past and look at how things were back then. Among all the holidays, Christmas holds a special place. Throughout the centuries, artists have created a myriad of paintings dedicated to this particular date in the Christian calendar, each depicting the holiday from a different perspective. Let’s look at the five great Christmas paintings that you should know!

5. “A Winter Scene with Skaters near a Castle” (1608–09) by Hendrick Averkamp

4. “Nativity” (1303–1305) by Giotto

3. “The Wilton Diptych” (1395–1399) by an unknown artist

2. “Winter Landscape with a Church” (1811) by Caspar David Friedrich

1. “Adoration of the Shepherds” (1609) by Caravaggio

Each artwork depicts Christmas (as a holiday) from a different perspective, which establishes a certain mood of a painting quite effectively. Don’t miss the chance to enjoy the beauty and magnificence of these paintings during the holiday celebration! We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!



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