Friday, October 14, 2016

Madonnas attributed to Andrea Solario (Italian Renaissance painter, active 1495-1524)



Andrea Solario (Italian Renaissance painter, active 1495-1524) Rest on the Flight to Egypt 1515

Andrea Solario (Italian Renaissance painter, active 1495-1524) Madonna and Child



Andrea Solario (Italian Renaissance painter, active 1495-1524) Virgin with Child on Green Cushion



Andrea Solario (Italian Renaissance painter, active 1495-1524) Madonna and Child with St John



Andrea Solario (Italian Renaissance painter, active 1495-1524) Madonna and Child with St Rach



Andrea Solario (Italian Renaissance painter, active 1495-1524) Madonna and Child with Saints

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.