Martin Gayford

This radical Nativity is also one of the great whodunnits of art history

You can see the very birth of landscape painting in the Allendale Nativity

Religious awe combined with a sensuous pleasure in the beauty of the world: ‘The Adoration of the Shepherds’, 1505–10 by Giorgione, also known as the Allendale Nativity. [National Gallery of Art Washington DC]

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