Valente, Liz

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Notes:Jesus is the center of Christmas! Everything revolves around him, everything exists through him, he is the exact expression of God the Father. This drawing shows the centrality of Jesus in his composition: around the boy, the straw; straw around the floor; at the edges of the frame, the animals; at the edges of the paper, darkness. Light streaks radiate from the boy, the light was in him and this was the light of men. The shades of red were used a lot with the intention of creating a warm atmosphere, the birth of Jesus is the measure of God's love for us. It's Christmas! Jesus was born! Hallelujah! This drawing was originally published in a Christmas series by @editoraultimato

Jesus é o centro do natal! Tudo gira em torno dele, tudo existe por meio dele, ele é a exata expressão de Deus Pai. Esse desenho traz a centralidade de Jesus em sua composição: ao redor do menino, a palha; ao redor palha o chão; nas bordas do quadro, os animais; nos extremos do papel, a escuridão. Do menino irradiam riscos de luz, a luz estava nele e esta era a luz dos homens. Os tons de vermelho foram muito usados com a intenção de criar uma atmosfera quente, o nascimento de Jesus é a medida do amor de Deus por nós. É natal! Jesus nasceu! Aleluia! Esse desenho foi publicado originalmente em uma série de natal da @editoraultimato

Liz Valente is a liturgical artist, wife and mother of 4 children; she has a master's degree in architecture and urbanism and is a professor of drawing for training architects at higher education levels. She works on several artistic fronts, such as theatre, visual arts and music, having created the album “Pipa Amarela”, released in 2013. She has worked with teenagers and young people at the Presbyterian Church of Viçosa, where her husband serves as a pastor. In her spare time, she writes prayers with accompanying art images and shares them on Instagram.
Artist:Valente, Liz

Scripture:Luke 2:(1-7), 8-20
Luke 2:1-14, (15-20)
Matthew 1:18-25
Person as Subject:Jesus Christ (Biblical figure)
Lectionary links:ANatv
General Subject:Animals

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Copyright Source:Liz Valente,
Copyright Permission:The artist has granted permission for the non-commercial use of this image with attribution. The artist must be contacted for other uses.
Attribution:Valente, Liz. Manger, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved March 25, 2023]. Original source: Liz Valente,
Record Number:59334 Last Updated: 2022-06-27 12:58:45 Record Created: 2022-01-25 18:34:18
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition