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).

 

 

 

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

 

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Victorian Christmas Card.

 

 

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