Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Madonnas attributed to Italian artist Simone Martini (c 1280-85-1344)

Attributed to Simone Martini (Italian artist, 1280-85-1344)  Maestà (detail) 1315

Attributed to Simone Martini (Italian artist, 1280-85-1344) Madonna and Child

Attributed to Simone Martini (Italian artist, 1280-85-1344) Madonna and Child (from Castiglione d'Orcia) 1320-25


Attributed to Simone Martini (Italian artist, 1280-85-1344)  Madonna and Child, c 1310-1315


Attributed to Simone Martini (Italian artist, 1280-85-1344)  Maestà


Attributed to Simone Martini (Italian artist, 1280-85-1344) Madonna and Child from Lucignano d'Arbia

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.