Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Madonnas attributed to Duccio di Buoninsegna c 1255-1319


 Duccio (Italian, Sienese, 1255-1319). Madonna and Child

Duccio (c 1255-1319) was one of the most influential Italian artists of His time. Born in Siena, Tuscany, he worked mostly with pigment and egg tempera and like most of His contemporaries painted religious subjects.

Duccio (Italian, Sienese, 1255-1319). Madonna and Child



Duccio (Italian, Sienese, 1255-1319). Madonna with Angels and Saints. Detail 1308-11



Duccio (Italian, Sienese, 1255-1319). Madonna and Child



Duccio, Madonna and Child also called Stoclet Madonna or Stroganoff Madonna, c. 1300



Duccio (Italian, Sienese, 1255-1319). Madonna and Child



Duccio (Italian, Sienese, 1255-1319). Gualino Madonna



Duccio (Italian, Sienese, 1255-1319). Madonna and Child



In this blog, I try to begin each day with a painting of the Madonna & Child. It centers me; connects me to the past; & encourages me to post some of the religious paintings which were a large part of the core of early Western art.  In the 4C, as the Christian population was rapidly growing & was now supported by the state, Christian art evolved & became grander to suit new, enlarged public spaces & the changing contemporary tastes of elite private clients.


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