Die Geburt Christi

Die Geburt Christi

More about this artwork
The structure of this picture is unconventional with the view obstructed by a thick pillar. Mary and Joseph are kneeling in the ruins of a palace in front of the new-born child that is being looked after by angels; he radiates a surreal light. In the distance, an angel brings the shepherds the good tidings. The cool colouration and the clarity of the drawing are characteristic of works by the artist, who also painted this subject as a nocturnal scene for the high altar in Freiburg.
Displayed
AP OG Saal II
Inventory Number
6280
Birth year of the artist
1484
Year the artist deceased
1545
Dimensions of the object
106,4 x 71,1 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Lindenholz (Tilia sp.)
Genre
Malerei
Department
Altdeutsche Malerei
Origin
1814 aus der Schlossgalerie Aschaffenburg; ehemals vermutlich Neues Stift Halle
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Hans Baldung gen. Grien, Die Geburt Christi, 1520, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/ma4dqanxrO (Last updated on 10.03.2022)

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