Saturday, November 26, 2016

Madonnas attributed to Belgian artist Jacob de Backer 1555–1585

Jacob de Backer (Belgian artist, 1555-1585) The Nativity


Jacob de Backer (Belgian artist, 1555-1585) Adoration of the Shepherds


Jacob de Backer (Belgian artist, 1555-1585) The Nativity


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

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.