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Ten famous paintings of sheep

(Chinaculture.org) Updated: 2015-01-21 16:37

Adoration of the Shepherds by Jusepe de Ribera. [Photo/Xinhua]

Jusepe de Ribera was a leading Spanish painter, although his mature work was done in Italy. His painting Adoration of the Shepherds portray a scene from the Nativity in which shepherds and their sheep pay homage to the newborn Jesus. In Western culture, the shepherd appears as a virtuous soul because he lives close to nature, uncorrupted by the temptations of the city.

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