The Nativity

Albrecht Dürer.
Passio Christi ab Alberto Durer Nurenbergensi effigiata cum varii generis carminibus Fratris Benedicti Chelidonii Musophili.

Nuremberg: Albrecht Dürer, 1511. (11012) 

The woodcut of The Nativity makes effective use of linear perspective. The "cross" formed by the wooden beams of the roof, directly over the Holy Family, offers a portent of the tragedy that awaits the child.

The Small Passion
The Nativity