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New! The Nativity by Mikhail Nesterov – Vintage Catholic Art Print – Archival Quality – Christmas Art

New! The Nativity by Mikhail Nesterov – Vintage Catholic Art Print – Archival Quality – Christmas Art

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Mikhail Nesterov (1862-1942) was a Symbolist painter of the turn of the last century. He did mostly religious subjects, and he clearly had a deep heart for Mary. This Nativity exudes the quiet and profound moment when our Savior entered the world. We see the strength and beauty of Mary as a mother, the wonderment of the shepherds, the ministering angels.

Nesterov was a religious painter and a conservative Tsarist Russian who somehow lived through the communist revolution. He continued to paint, but his religious paintings became more private after that. He has many astonishing paintings of Jesus and Mary and the Saints. This painting was done in 1891. It is called a Symbolist painting because many of the elements of the painting, the trees, even the angels, are less like real physical objects and more like symbols of the objects standing in for the real thing.

** IMPORTANT ** THE IMAGE IS SMALLER THAN THE PAPER! There is a white border of about 0.5" inch for 5x7", 1.3" for 8.5x11", or 1.6" for 11x14" pictures and larger. All Approx! Fine art printers do this because the images are almost never the same rectangular ratio of the standard paper sizes. It gives the prints a finished look, and lets them look good in a frame without a matt.

- Acid-free paper
- Archival pigments, rated to last for generations.
- Cardboard backer
- Above story of the art
- Enclosed in a tight-fitting, crystal clear bag.

Thanks for your interest!

Sue & John

"In order to communicate the message entrusted to her by Christ, the Church needs art." ~ St. Pope John Paul II

Original image is out-of-copyright. Descriptive text and image alterations (hence the whole new image) © by Sue Kouma Johnson - CatholicArtAndJewelry.
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