Thursday, September 1, 2016

Madonnas attributed to Giovanni Battista Tiepolo 1696-1770

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

Attributed to Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (1696-1770) Nativity


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


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

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


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

Attributed to 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.