Art for Advent and Christmas

Visio Divina Resources for Advent and Christmas

Advent and Lent Resources The Center for Christianity, Culture, and the Arts at Biola University is founded on the belief that the interrelationship between contemporary artmaking, theology, and religious tradition holds much richer potential for exploration and study than it has yet received.

Four videos in which Dr. James Romaine  discusses historically significant artworks keyed to the season of Advent.

Advent works by Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859–1937)

Playlist of other Advent art videos from  Dr. James Romaine

Henry Ossawa Tanner (American, 1859–1937), The Annunciation (detail), 1898. Oil on canvas, 57 × 71 1/4 in. (144.8 × 181 cm). Philadelphia Museum of Art. Photo: Victoria Emily Jones.

Background: Census at Bethlehem 

By Pieter Brueghel the Elder – Web Gallery of Art: Image Info about artwork, Public Domain,

Background: Adoration of the Shepherds

Adoration of the Shepherds by Domenico Ghirlandaio, 1485.

Background: Giotto’s Nativity 

Nativity, from the Scrovegni Chapel by Giotto

Background from Jesuits in Britain The Road to Bethlehem by Fritz von Uhde:

A painting showing a man helping a woman along the road in winter. In the distance is a house with a light on
The Road to Bethlehem by Fritz von Uhde

Arts & Faith: Advent by Loyola Press

Prepare for Christmas and deepen your experience of the Advent season this year with Arts & Faith: Advent. Each week we’ll provide a video commentary about a work of art inspired by the Sunday Scriptures. Use these videos to take a new look at this season of hope and preparation through the lens of sacred art.

The 15 artworks that define Christmas

The Christmas Story Told in 10 Old Master Paintings

See also: Art in CARFLEO’s Newsletters for Advent for 2019 and 2020 and Nativity Paintings from Around the World

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