Friday, June 2, 2017

Madonnas - A few from the 1200s

1230 Berlinghiero Berlinghieri (fl. 1228-1236) Madonna and Child

1275 Madonna and Child, c 1265-1285 Damian Madonna, Tuscany

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

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

1235 Berlinghiero Berlinghieri (fl. 1228-1236) Detail of Madonna and Child with Saints


1260 Madonna and Child, (Unknown Umbrian Artist)


1260 Madonna and Child, (Unknown Umbrian Artist)


1261 Coppo di Marcovaldo (c 1225-1276) Madonna del Bordone


1265 Coppo di Marcovaldo (c 1225-1276) Madonna and Child


1270 Madonna and Child, (attributed to Clarisse Master)

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.