"Nativity And Adoration Of The Shepherds"Interesting oil painting on canvas depicting "Nativity and Adoration of the Shepherds". The whole is spectacular with a pleasant effect of lights emanating from the baby in the improvised cradle, made in a sheep feeder. The kneeling shepherds admire with delight the newborn baby shown by the loving mother, who raises the flap of the sheet. All around the shepherds are enchanted, with their eyes and their hearts, the gift of love that came this holy night. Even Joseph, slightly isolated, keeps his hands joined in prayer. Three cherubs descend from an opening in the roof with festoons praising the glory of the sky. On the right, you can see a close glimpse of Bethlehem, whose sky has just been lit on the horizon by the rising sun. The painting appears as an admirable synthesis of an early evolution of the Baroque in neoclassicism (of Caraccesca derivation) and in realism (of Caravaggesca tendency). The late Baroque features of the painting are the illusionist effect of perspective and above all the scenographic and theatrical representation of the theme. The masterful use of chiaroscuro with the great expressiveness of the subjects are elements of neoclassicism and realism. For more information on the state of conservation, we invite our customers to contact us by phone or ask us for other photos. A certificate of historic authenticity will be issued.