A new special content dedicated to Christmas | Enjoy the HyperVision
Christmas is the time of year when Christians celebrate the birth of Christ, recognising in him the Messiah, the son of God, sent to save humankind. The Gospels tell that the Child was born in a stable, with a manger as his cradle, after his parents, Mary and Joseph, had been turned away from every inn where they had sought shelter. This story has captured and inspired the creative imagination of artists throughout time. Thus, the Nativity, together with the subsequent episode in the story, which is the Arrival of the Three Wise Men celebrated on the 6th of January, has been depicted, carved and painted in miniature in thousands of different versions, according to the tastes of their period.
The small selection that follows is a journey into the theme of Christmas, through some masterpieces and lesser-known works chosen from the Uffizi Galleries’ collections, which amount to over 300 pieces on the subject of the Nativity or the Adoration of the Magi.
A small map with specific focuses to try out in order to enjoy a visit that is even more special than usual, but also to stop and think about an image that is famous all over the world, an icon that leads to meditate on man deeply, beyond his social status, origin or skin colour