Thursday, September 1, 2016

Madonnas attributed to Giovanni Battista Tiepolo 1696-1770



Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (1696-1770) Madonna of the Goldfinch c. 1760 Detail


Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (1696-1770) Nativity



Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (1696-1770) Madonna of Carmel and the Souls of the Purgatory (detail)



Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (1696-1770) The Virgin Appearing to Dominican Saints (detail)



Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (1696-1770) Virgin Appearing to St Philip Neri



Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (1696-1770) Virgin with Six Saints



Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (1696-1770) Adoration of the Kings


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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