Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Canadian Christian Newspaper Highlights Riga Latvia's Role in Home of the First Christmas Tree (R)

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This oil painting by Latvian artist Ingmara Zalite playfully includes a Christmas tree in the traditional nativity scene.The earliest documented use of a tree as part of a Christmas celebration was in Latvia in 1510, according to German sources. Thus 2010 marks the 500th anniversary of what Latvians call the first Christmas tree, seen here in this Traditional Latvian Nativity. The oil painting on linen flax fabric is by Latvian artist Ingmara Zalite (2009) from Studio Linen Fantasies, Riga Latvia, EU. More of Ingmara's paintings may be viewed at  our Linen Painting Gallery - click here

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