wonder how I missed out on this 


Look closer at nativity paintings – and see visions of apocalypse

By Jonathan Jones

The Guardian

23 December 2016 


https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/jonathanjonesblog/2016/dec/23/nativity-paintings-apocalypse-christmas-leonardo-da-vinci-botticelli-caravaggio


"this Birth was / Hard and bitter agony for us, like Death, our death" 


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