Friday, June 9, 2017

Madonnas attributed to Lorenzo di Credi c 1459-1537

Lorenzo di Credi (Italian artist, c 1459-1537) Adoration of the Child


Lorenzo di Credi (Italian artist, c 1459-1537) Adoration by the Shepherds


Lorenzo di Credi (Italian artist, c 1459-1537) The Virgin and Child c 1480-5
Lorenzo di Credi (Italian artist, c 1459-1537) Adoration


Lorenzo di Credi (Italian artist, c 1459-1537) Madonna Dreyfus


Lorenzo di Credi (Italian artist, c 1459-1537) Virgin and Child with Saints Julian & St Nicholas

Lorenzo di Credi (Italian artist, c 1459-1537) Madonna and Child and John the Baptist


Lorenzo di Credi (Italian artist, c 1459-1537) Virgin and Child


Lorenzo di Credi (Italian artist, c 1459-1537) 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.