Friday, December 16, 2011

A very 16th Century Christmas

There is something about Sandro Botticelli's Mystic Nativity (1500) which I find mesmerizing. Specifically the angels swathed in muted green, oyster and blush flowing fabric. Ribbons twirling around evergreen branches all set against a luminous golden heaven.

So with this as my inspiration and my predisposition to associate pretty much anything to art history I thought I would whip up a little 16th century Christmas. 

1 part olive green 
1 part rose 
2 parts gold 
and  dash of rustic elegance

Photo by Max Kim-Bee in Traditional Home Holiday magazine 

Happy Holidays! 

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