Sunday, May 1, 2016
Gerard van Honthorst (Dutch painter, 1592-1656) nicknamed "Gherardo delle Notti" (Gerard of the night), Adoration of the 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.