For my collection, I focused on paintings of the virgin birth of Christ. All of the pieces are from different places but from around the same time. The first thing I noticed is the difference in the appearance of Mary. With each country comes a different depiction of what she looked like. The differences span from different hair color to different facial structure. All the pieces in this gallery are painted on canvas or paper with one being painted on wood. The main focus is color, lines, and texture. One commonality that all of the paintings share is the use of the color gold.