Santons De Creche by Mediterranean Interiors

In the Christian tradition, a nativity scene (also known as a manger scene, crib, crèche ( or ), or in Italian presepio or presepe, or Bethlehem) is the special exhibition, particularly during the Christmas season, of art objects representing the birth of Jesus. While the term "nativity scene" may be used of any representation of the very common subject of the Nativity of Jesus in art, it has a more specialized sense referring to seasonal displays, either using model figures in a setting or reenactments called "living nativity scenes" (tableau vivant) in which real humans and animals participate. Nativity scenes exhibit figures representing the infant Jesus, his mother, Mary, and her husband, Joseph. Other characters from the nativity story, such as shepherds, sheep, and angels may be displayed near the manger in a barn (or cave) intended to accommodate farm animals, as described in the Gospel of Luke. A donkey and an ox are typically depicted in the scene, and the Magi and their camels, described in the Gospel of Matthew, are also included. Many also include a representation of the Star of Bethlehem. Several cultures add other characters and objects that may or may not be Biblical. Saint Francis of Assisi is credited with creating the first live nativity scene in 1223 in order to cultivate the worship of Christ. He himself had recently been inspired by his visit to the Holy Land, where he'd been shown Jesus's traditional birthplace. The scene's popularity inspired communities throughout Christian countries to stage similar exhibitions. Distinctive nativity scenes and traditions have been created around the world, and are displayed during the Christmas season in churches, homes, shopping malls, and other venues, and occasionally on public lands and in public buildings. Nativity scenes have not escaped controversy, and in the United States of America their inclusion on public lands or in public buildings has provoked court challenges.

Article Title : Nativity scene
Article Snippet :Provence region of southeastern France. In a traditional Provençal crèche, the santons represent various characters from Provençal village life such as
Article Title : Aix-en-Provence
Article Snippet :industry. The manufacture of santons, traditional hand-crafted figurines, often associated with provencal Christmas creches. The manufacture of olive oil
Article Title : Winds of Provence
Article Snippet :wind to pass through. The traditional Provençal Christmas creche often features one santon, or Provençal character, holding his hat and wearing a cape
Article Title : Mistral (wind)
Article Snippet :by a thermal depression over the interior of Provence (The Var and Alpes de Haute-Provence), created when the land is overheated. This creates a flow
Article Title : Farandole
Article Snippet :13th and 14th centuries, the branles of the 15th and 16th centuries. The santons dancing the farandole are one of the classics of the Provence crib. The
Article Title : Marseille
Article Snippet :local tradition is the making of santons, small hand-crafted figurines for the traditional Provençal Christmas creche. Since 1803, starting on the last
Article Title : List of museums in France
Article Snippet :Maison du Livre et de l'affiche Musée d'art et d'histoire Musée de la Crèche Langres Musée d'art et d'histoire Baccarat Musée de la cristallerie Jarville-la-Malgrange
Article Title : Christmas
Article Snippet :and Bolognese), or the Provençal crèches in southern France, using hand-painted terracotta figurines called santons. In certain parts of the world, notably
Article Title : Scunthorpe
Article Snippet :the art gym, a dance studio, a large sports hall with climbing wall, a creche and a cafe. As part of the project, Central Park is being improved. These
Article Title : Christmas traditions
Article Snippet :and Bolognese), or the Provençal crèches in southern France, using hand-painted terracotta figurines called santons. In certain parts of the world, notably

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