I'm a religious person. It's appropriate I should make some religious art. Before Christmas I painted with underglazes on ceramic bisque tiles the Nativity.
The Nativity 1st appeared in Art after the middle of the third century.
It is a simple recognizable scene with complex overtones. Typical iconography presents the Christ child illuminating the manger and faces with a halo of light, Joseph depicted in a secondary position, Mary admiring and worshiping baby Jesus, and angels forming a harmony of spiritual and earthly presence. It is a tender scene of the Holy birth revealing the love of God, unearned and total.