Christmas Painting is just another way of capturing the Yuletide spirit. Paintings depicting snow covered cottages; ornaments hanging from fir trees and other quaint heartwarming scenes of nativity and other important occasions of the Christ's life overwhelm us with a sense of nostalgia. Nostalgia for past Christmas seasons.
Christmas Paintings- A Secular Form of Art
The best thing about Christmas paintings is that they needn't be overtly religious in iconography to convey the spirit of Christmas. Today Christmas has come to mean much more than a religious festival for the millions who mark the day with unbridled festivity. It's a day of loving and sharing, and that very idea is reflected in beautiful Christmas Paintings.
Santa Claus is surely the most popular symbol of Christmas. This a gift-giving figure is to be found in various cultures under different names. He distributes presents to children, traditionally on Christmas Eve. Clad in Red overalls this genial figure embodies the true spirit of Christmas, which makes him the most popular subject of Christmas painting.
Other Popular themes are
- Scenes of Nativity
- Gift of the Magi
- Snow covered landscapes
- North Star or Pole Star
- Madonna and Child
- Christmas Trees