Saturday, October 8, 2016

Madonnas attributed to Rogier van der Weyden 1400-1464

Rogier van der Weyden Virgin and Child aft 1454

Rogier van der Weyden (1400-1464) St. Luke Drawing the Virgin

Rogier van der Weyden (1400-1464) Madonna and Child

Rogier van der Weyden (Flemish painter, 1400-1464) Middelburg Altarpiece Nativity. Detail

Rogier van der Weyden (Flemish painter, 1400-1464) Adoration of the 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.