Monday, August 29, 2016

Madonnas attributed to Gerard David 1460-1523


Gerard David (Flemish painter, 1460-1523) Virgin & Child with Bowl of Milk




Gerard David (Flemish painter, 1460-1523) Virgin & Child with Bowl of Milk detail


Gerard David (Flemish painter, 1460-1523) Adoration of the Magi

Gerard David was probably born in Oudewater; exactly when he emigrated from this north Netherlandish town near Haarlem to the southern Netherlands is not known. He may have spent a period of time in Dieric Bouts's Leuven workshop, which continued under Bouts's sons, Aelbert & Dieric the Younger. 


From the Workshop of Gerard David (Flemish painter, 1460-1523) Adoration of the Magi

In 1484, David registered in the Bruges painters' guild, & he subsequently held several official posts in that organization. Although In 1515 he also registered in the Antwerp painters' guild, David continued to live in Bruges until his death.


Gerard David (Flemish painter, 1460-1523) Adoration of the Magi

Two documented works, the Justice of Cambyses of 1498 & the Virgin among Virgins of 1509, form the linchpins of David's oeuvre, around which many other paintings with similar characteristics have been grouped.  Paintings here are attributed to Gerard David.


Gerard David (Flemish painter, 1460-1523) Nativity

Although David perpetuated the stylistic traditions of other north Netherlandish artists who had settled in the southern provinces (particularily van Eyck & Dieric Bouts), he was also influenced to some degree by the works of Hugo van der Goes & Hans Memling and was open to Italian ideas as well.


Gerard David (Flemish painter, 1460-1523) The Nativity



Gerard David (Flemish painter, 1460-1523) The Nativity



Gerard David (Flemish painter, 1460-1523) The Holy Family



Gerard David (Flemish painter, 1460-1523) Virgin & Child detail



Gerard David (Flemish painter, 1460-1523) Rest on the Flight to Egypt



Gerard David (Flemish painter, 1460-1523) Virgin & Child in the Landscape c 1530



Gerard David (Flemish painter, 1460-1523) Rest on Flight to Egypt



Gerard David (Flemish painter, 1460-1523) Virgin and Child



Gerard David (Flemish painter, 1460-1523) Madonna with Angels Making Music



Gerard David (Flemish painter, 1460-1523) Virgin and Child with Saints and Donor



Gerard David (Flemish painter, 1460-1523) Virgin & Child with 4 Angels



Gerard David (Flemish painter, 1460-1523) The Virgin among angels 1509



Gerard David (Flemish painter, 1460-1523) Tryptique de la famille Sedano Bruges 1523

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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