NATIVITY

Nativity 2022   
 

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I wanted to capture the people that are bringing gifts. They are the poor people in the region all bringing their meager offerings to share with the homeless holy family: firewood, eggs, bread, flour, a cow with milk, water, and fruit; even a child has come to serenade them.
--John August Swanson

 

John August Swanson first painted Nativity as a watercolor in 1987, and based his 1988 serigraph on it. The serigraph followed Shepherds, 1985, and continued his Birth Narrative series:
Shepherds, 1985, Nativity, 1988,
Epiphany, 1988, A Visit, 1995,
Flight into Egypt, 2002,
and Presentation in the Temple, 2004.

 

Planned in 2017 as a companion piece to The Annunciation, this Nativity giclee has been sized to match that piece, and has warmer skin tones, gradations, and additional details in the plants and sky from Swanson's other serigraphs, paintings, and sketches.

 

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Completed:
 October, 2022
by the John August Swanson Studio

Dimensions:
 41" x 12.5"

Paper:
MOAB Entrada Natural
300 GSM Archival

(100% Cotton-Rag Paper)

Edition:
200 Posthumous Giclee Fine Art Prints

Price: $600 

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