To love a painting is to feel that this presence is… not an object but a voice.
~ Andre Malraux ~
The Adoration of the Shepherds
Francesco Bassano the Younger
Might it have been like this, on that night in Bethlehem? Most likely not, I am sure this painting captures the Italian Renaissance more than the time period when Christ was born; but I do feel a sense of reverence and indeed adoration — Merry Christmas!
Art can never exist without naked beauty displaced.
~ William Blake ~