Friday, August 26, 2016

Madonnas attributed to Cimabue, Italian Painter, c 1240-1302



1284 Cimabue (Italian Byzantine Style Painter, c 1240-1302)  Madonna and Child Castelfiorentino



Cimabue (Italian Byzantine Style Painter, c 1240-1302)  Virgin and Child with Angels



1285 Cimabue (Italian Byzantine Style Painter, c 1240-1302) Madonna and Child, Santa Maria dei Servi, Bologna


1285 Cimabue (Italian Byzantine Style Painter, c 1240-1302) Madonna enthroned with St. Francis and St. Dominic Uffizi



Cimabue (Italian Byzantine Style Painter, c 1240-1302) The Madonna in Majesty (Maestà) 1285-86

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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