The Burning Bush, Nicolas Froment, 1476
On Web Gallery of Art.
In certain circles in the Middle Ages, they revised the Old Testament story of God appearing to Moses in a burning bush, with Mary and Jesus in the starring roles. (And we think remakes altering the source material is something new…)
Foment portrays the story here with lavish details — and interesting touches, like the mirror in the infant’s hands that reflects mother and child.
Original is in the Cathedrale Saint Sauveur, in Aix-en-Provence, France.