2. The Adoration

The second film in a series about Christianity’s central figure: Jesus Christ.

It focuses on the visit of wise men from afar to the infant Jesus, discussing Hugo van der Goes’s The Adoration of the Magi (Monforte Altarpiece c.1470) in the Gemäldegalerie.

Presented by VCS Director Professor Ben Quash and Deputy Director Dr Jennifer Sliwka.

Artworks: Domenico Veneziano, Adoration of the Magi, c. 1435-40, Tempera (and oil ?) on poplar wood, Kat. Nr. 95A.

Part of the Series Unlocking Christian Art. Produced in partnership with the National Museums in Berlin, these short films tell the story of Jesus with the help of the treasures of the Bode-Museum and the Gemäldegalerie, both sculpture and painting. These films are designed to equip users to understand, read, and enjoy some of Europe’s greatest works of Christian art, as well as the texts that inspired them, and to encourage fresh interpretation and insight in today’s audiences.

Related Exhibitions

 The Nativity with the Annunciation to the Shepherds and the Adoration of the Shepherds: Upper Tier Panel of The San Pier Maggiore Altarpiece by Jacopo di Cione and workshop
Adoration of the Shepherds by Juan Bautista Maino
The Adoration of the Shepherds by Philippe de Champaigne

Luke 2:8–20
The Adoration of the Shepherds

More Gemäldegalerie Unlocking Christian Art: Jesus Christ

1. Jesus Christ: An Introduction (8:36)
3. The Baptism (4:35)
4. Miracles (4:41)
5. The Crucifixion of Jesus (4:32)
6. The Dead Christ (5:18)
7. The Resurrection (6:03)
8. Andachtsbilder (5:52)
9. The Last Judgement (6:24)