The Adoration of the Magi is one of the most well-known paintings of the Renaissance. The painting depicts the three Wise Men, or Magi, adoring the baby Jesus. The Magi are often shown as kings in art, and they are traditionally associated with gift giving. In the Adoration of the Magi, the three wise men bring gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh to baby Jesus.
The painting is set in a stable, which would have been an everyday scene for people living in the Renaissance. However, the stable is shown as a grand and beautiful setting, with angels and animals present. This would have been seen as a representation of Jesus’ divinity.
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