GOES, Hugo van der
(b. ca. 1440, Ghent, d. 1482, Bruxelles)

Adoration of the Shepherds (detail)

c. 1480
Staatliche Museen, Berlin

The Virgin and Joseph are kneeling - almost symmetrically placed - on either side of the crib which, viewed end-on, adds depth to the scene. Angels are crowding round behind the crib in order to be near the Child.