Monday, November 21, 2016

Madonnas attributed to Simon Vouet (French artist, 1590-1649)

 Attributed to Simon Vouet (French artist, 1590-1649) Madonna with Child


Attributed to Simon Vouet (French artist, 1590-1649) Vierge Hesselin


Attributed to Simon Vouet (French artist, 1590-1649) Holy Family with St Elizabeth, John the Baptist, and St Catherine

Attributed to Simon Vouet (French artist, 1590-1649) The Holy Family


Attributed to Simon Vouet (French artist, 1590-1649) Virgin and Child


Attributed to Simon Vouet (French artist, 1590-1649) Madonna and Child


 Attributed to Simon Vouet (French artist, 1590-1649) Madonna with Child


 Attributed to Simon Vouet (French artist, 1590-1649) Holy Family

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.