Friday, June 30, 2017

Madonnas attributed to Italian painter Jacopo Bassano 1510-1592

1591 Jacopo Bassano (Italian painter, 1510-1592) Adoration of the Shepherds

1542 Jacopo Bassano (Italian painter, 1510-1592) Adoration of the Kings

1570 Jacopo Bassano (Italian painter, 1510-1592) Madonna and Child with St John the Baptist

1585 Jacopo Bassano (Italian painter, 1510-1592) Adoration of the Shepherds Detail

 
1545 Jacopo Bassano (Italian painter, 1510-1592) Madonna and Child

1545 Jacopo Bassano (Italian painter, 1510-1592) Adoration of the Shepherds

1545 Jacopo Bassano (Italian painter, 1510-1592) Flight into Egypt

1562 Jacopo Bassano (Italian painter, 1510-1592) Three Magi

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.