Thursday, June 8, 2017

Madonnas attributed to Bernardino Luini, Italian High Renaissance Painter, c 1480-1532

Bernardino Luini (Northern Italian painter, c 1480-2-1532)The Madonna of the Carnation

Bernardino Luini (Northern Italian painter, c 1480-2-1532) Madonna Nursing 1520s

Bernardino Luini (Italian High Renaissance Painter, c 1480-1532) Madonna and Child

Bernardino Luini (c 1480-1532) The Virgin Carrying The Sleeping Child With Three Angels

Bernardino Luini (Northern Italian painter, c 1480-2-1532) The Holy Family

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.