Thursday, November 24, 2016

Madonnas attributed to Domenikos Theotokopoulos, known as El Greco (Greek painter, 1541-1614)

Domenikos Theotokopoulos, known as El Greek (Greek painter, 1541-1614) The Madonna and Child

Domenikos Theotokopoulos, known as El Greek (Greek painter, 1541-1614) The Madonna and Child 1597

Domenikos Theotokopoulos, known as El Greek (Greek painter, 1541-1614) The Holy Family in 1590

Domenikos Theotokopoulos, known as El Greek (Greek painter, 1541-1614) The Adoration of the Shepherds 1614

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.

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