Thursday, June 30, 2016

Summer Women - Claude Monet 1840-1926

 Claude Monet (1840-1926) In the Meadow

 Claude Monet (1840-1926) The Bench

 Claude Monet (1840-1926)  Beach at Trouville 1870

  Claude Monet (1840-1926) Mme Manet with a Friend in the Garden 1872

 Claude Monet (1840-1926) Terrace at St Adresse

Claude Monet (1840-1926) The Luncheon

 Claude Monet (1840-1926) Woman seated on bench 1874

Morning Madonna

Bonanal Zaortiga (Master of the Burnham Collection, Catalan Spanish arist fl c 1425-1430) Madonna and Child Enthroned with Angels Making Music

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.