Advent Art: The Nativity at Night

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It’s week four of our seasonal ‘Advent Art’ podcasts. The series tells the Advent story using four paintings from the National Gallery’s world-famous collection.

Each Sunday in Advent we join two culturally immersed priests who offer a thought-provoking insight into the works.

Father Christopher Whitehead, the Clifton Diocese’s Director of Adult Education is joined in conversation by Dr James Hanvey SJ, Director of the Heythrop Institute for Religion, Ethics and Public Life and an expert in art and culture.

For the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Fathers Whitehead and Hanvey are looking at ‘The Nativity at Night’ by Geertgen tot Sint Jans, thought to have been painted around 1490.

You can listen to the podcast by playing the mp3 in the flash player below or right-click on the link under the player to download.

You can find out more about today’s ‘Advent Art’ painting on the National Gallery’s excellent website.

Here you will find background info on the image and a detailed version of ‘The Nativity at Night‘.

‘Advent Art’ is a joint production with the Clifton Diocese and the series is also running on its award-winning website.



Related Podcasts

Week One: The Annunciation, with Saint Emidius

Week Two: The Visitation of the Virgin to Saint Elizabeth

Week Three: The Birth of Saint John the Baptist

Week Four: The Nativity at Night