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Merry Christmas (with Giotto)

Madonna and Child by Giotto (circa 1320/1330) National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

Madonna and Child by Giotto (National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC)

To celebrate Christmas, here is one of my favorite Madonna and Child paintings by Giotto, done between 1320-1330.  Despite the fact that baby Jesus resembles a little man, there is a delicacy and sensitivity in how both figures are holding or reaching for the flower.  The painting to me is one of the first Renaissance works and a lovely, peaceful image for Christmas.

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