Mr David Phillips – Is Christmas in good taste?

Mr David Phillips. Lecturer in Museum Studies and Art History.

“Spending beyond their income on gifts for Christmas –
Swing doors and crowded lifts and draperied jungles –
What shall we buy for our husbands and sons
– Different from last year?”

Christmas Shopping. Louis MacNeice.

Mr Phillips’ lecture will take a gentle look at the artistic merits or otherwise of Christmas.

Mystical NativitySandro Botticelli, c.1500




Mystical Nativity. Sandro Boticelli (c. 1500).







The Numbering at Betlhehem.. Peter Breugel the Elder, 1566.





Victorian Christmas Card.







Christmas Eve touch-up. Greg Olsen, contemporary American.