Sunday, September 4, 2016

Madonnas attributed to Piero della Francesca (Early Renaissance painter, c 1415–1492)

Attributed to Piero della Francesca (Early Renaissance painter, c 1415–1492)  Madonna of Senigallia


Attributed to Piero della Francesca (Early Renaissance painter, c 1415–1492) Madonna and Child with Saints The Brera Madonna (Montefeltro Altarpiece, 1472-1474)


Attributed to Piero della Francesca (Early Renaissance painter, c 1415–1492) Madonna del Parto


Attributed to Piero della Francesca (Early Renaissance painter, c 1415–1492) Madonna della Misericordia


Attributed to Piero della Francesca (Early Renaissance painter, c 1415–1492) Nativity (c. 1470)


Attributed to Piero della Francesca Piero della Francesca (Early Renaissance painter, c 1415–1492) Polyptych of St. Anthony


Attributed to Piero della Francesca Piero della Francesca (Early Renaissance painter, c 1415–1492) Virgin and Child Enthroned with Four Angels

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.