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: Hugo van der Goes, The Adoration of the Magi (Monforte Altarpiece), c.1470, Oak, Acquired in 1914 from the monastery in Monforte de Lemos in northern Spain, Kat. Nr. 1718.

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.