For this series dedicated to the Epiphany, we selected some emblematic works that can be seen below in the slideshow. Here, some interesting facts:
The Adoration of the Magi is an early painting by Leonardo da Vinci. Commissioned by the Augustinian monks of San Donato a Scopeto in Florence, was remained unfinished as Leonardo departed for Milan the following year. It can be seen at Galleria degli Uffizi in Florence, Italy.
- We picked three artworks by Bosch. The Epiphany housed in the Museo del Prado, Madrid, is a triptych executed around 1485-1500. When closed, the shutters showed a grisaille painting, depicting the Mass of Saint Gregory. The one can be seen at the Metropolitan Museum in New York is an earlier work (1475) and the one at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (c.1499) has been finished by Bosch’s workshop. You can see here a funny detail: Joseph is scratching his head.
- Lastly, Andrea Mantegna‘s painting can be seen at Jean Paul Getty Museum. The sacred family wear simple garments, while the Magi are dressed in exotic clothing and bear exquisite gifts.