Nativity in a contemporary style by Sebastian Bergne
I could not resist this nativity!
I also loved the artist’s, Sebastian Bergne, explanation of the design…from his web site (I even left all the English spellings.):
“The scene of the holy couple, shepherds, wise men and attendant livestock – which is not in fact biblically accurate – has become so widely reproduced that it can now be understood even by a simple arrangement of blocks, as a recent wave of minimalist nativity sets has shown.
Sebastian Bergne’s Colour Nativity is five identically-sized wooden columns – which stand in for the wise men, Joseph and shepherd, each in their characteristic colour – alongside a shorter blue block for Mary and a white oblong for the baby Jesus. A slender golden pillar completes the set as the Star of Bethlehem.
“The project makes use of our learned experience from exposure to thousands of images, toys and Christmas cards over the years,” says Bergne. “Each of the characters is recognisable by its colour, proportion and place in the composition.”
Continuing his research into the meaning and use of colour in objects, Sebastian Bergne has designed a contemporary nativity set. Each of the characters is a minimal wooden block that is recognisable by its colour, proportion and place in the composition. The project makes use of our learned experience from exposure to thousands of images, toys and christmas cards over the years.
The hand crafted and painted beech wooden blocks are stored in a box that completes its character as a toy set with a difference. Set size: 135x260x35mm
Following the original edition of 6, this one set of the second edition of 250 sets are currently available only through buysebastianbergne.com”
In its box: