Geertgen tot Sint Jans, Nativity by Night, Oil on Oak, c 1490
Below you will find a lovely multimedia presentation: the setting of Geertgen tot Sint Jans' The Nativity by Night, set to "Holy, Holy, Holy" by Sufjan Stevens.
Merry Christmas, everyone! May you each be graced with the blessings and promise of this holiday season.
My thanks to ArtWay, where I first learned of the availability of this video.
It is believed that the oil on oak painting may have been done around 1490. The painting hangs in The National Gallery, London.
For Marleen Hengelaar-Rookmaaker's visual "meditation" on Nativity by Night, go here.
Geertgen tot Sint Jans (c 1460/65-1495)
Masterpieces in Amsterdam's Rijks Museum: The Holy Kinship, Adoration of the Magi (Each painting may be viewed in close-up.)
Geertgen tot St Jans Images at Art and the Bible