Thursday, November 17, 2016

Madonnas attributed to Hans Holbein the Elder (c. 1460 – 1524)

 Hans Holbein the Elder (ca.1465-1524) (some attribute this to his son) The Madonna & Child (1510-1512)

 Hans Holbein the Elder (ca.1465-1524) The Madonna & Child

 Hans Holbein the Elder (ca.1465-1524) The Madonna & Child


Hans Holbein the Elder (ca.1465-1524) The Madonna & Child (1499)

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.