Miracle of Birth
OIL ON CANVAS. ORIGINAL SIZE 18x18 in

  • Analogies and allusions to the birth of Christ invoked in various cultural traditions include a multitude of paintings on the subject.
  • One such painting is Sandro Botticelli's The Adoration of the Magi.

We can see it hinted at in the painting with a cloud in the shape of a bird (the dove of annunciation) and an emblem on the flowerpot that reads IHS – the traditional monogram for the Greek name of Jesus Christ.

And just as two thousand years ago, the beginning of a new life lovingly tended to by devoted parents always remains a miracle!