Blake’s Adoration of the Magi…and stars.

In keeping with last night’s post of that amazing photograph of the angelic nebula, I’m following up this morning with another seasonally appropriate image, this time from William Blake. This is his “Adoration of the Magi,” and although I’m far from religious, this work still evokes a sense of magic. My favorite part of the painting? The luminous star, of course, illuminating the sky around it. It’s long trail of light connecting it to the only other light-source in the work, the infant Christ. Reminds me of what Sagan said,

The cosmos is also within us. We’re made of star stuff. We are a way for the cosmos to know itself.

Thank you to Biblioklept for reminding me how much I love this painting. 

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