Thursday, June 29, 2017

Madonnas attributed to Orazio Lomi Gentileschi Italian artist, 1563–1639

Orazio Lomi Gentileschi (Italian artist, 1563–1639) Madonna and Child in The Vision of St Francesca Romana 1615 - 1619

Orazio Lomi Gentileschi (Italian artist, 1563–1639) Madonna and Child

Orazio Lomi Gentileschi (Italian artist, 1563–1639) Madonna

Orazio Lomi Gentileschi (Italian artist, 1563–1639) Madonna and Child, 1609

Orazio Lomi Gentileschi (Italian artist, 1563–1639) Madonna with Child

Orazio Lomi Gentileschi (Italian artist, 1563–1639) Madonna and Child The Rest on the Flight into Egypt

Orazio Lomi Gentileschi (Italian artist, 1563–1639) Madonna and Child Detail Rest on the Flight into Egypt 1628

Orazio Lomi Gentileschi (Italian artist, 1563–1639) Madonna and Child in a Landscape

Orazio Lomi Gentileschi (Italian artist, 1563–1639) Madonna and Child with Saints Sebastion and Francis 1585

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.