5. The Adoration of the Christ Child
The fifth film in the series focusing on one of Christianity’s central figures: The Virgin Mary.
It focuses on the Adoration of the Christ Child, and discusses Fra Filippo Lippi’s The Virgin Adoring the Child (Adoration in the Forest), c.1459, in the Gemäldegalerie, Berlin.
Presented by VCS Director Professor Ben Quash and Deputy Director Dr Jennifer Sliwka.
Artwork: Fra Filippo Lippi’s The Virgin Adoring the Child (Adoration in the Forest), c.1459, Tempera and oil on poplar wood, Gemäldegalerie, Berlin, Kat. Nr. 69.
Part of the Series Unlocking Christian Art. Produced in partnership with the National Museums in Berlin, these short films tell the story of the Virgin Mary 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.